Elizabeth Griffiths is a Stourbridge based artist working in embroidery, print and paint.
‘A Long Line’ is her first solo exhibition and tells the story of her pandemic experience whilst working in the Public Health strategic response. The series represented here each tell a different aspect of Elizabeth’s pandemic journey and use a different stitched artefact as its starting point: a family heirloom, a lockdown self-portrait and an inkblot.
Elizabeth’s contemporary approach to embroidery will challenge your perceptions of what is craft and what is art. Her work gives a sense of depth – by emphasising and exaggerating colour and tone through stitch, and through her application of ink in her monotone prints. Her mixed media work explores and complements the differences between the deliberate stitch and abstracted ink or paint, bringing dimension and texture to her work.
Elizabeth comes from a long line of stitchers; this exhibition is a love note to each of these generations and the next.