THE FOUND OBJECT IN TEXTILE ART
After Cas had obtained a Fine Arts degree in the early eighties, her understanding of paper and related media was further enhanced through two periods of long-term study in Japan in the mid to late eighties.
In 1991 she worked with art based organisations and community groups in Canada and more recently she has studied and worked in Europe, India and Australia.
She continues to develop her techniques, drawing and use of colour remain the foundation for all her work. The fragments of found materials are layered and mark the passing of time, the rituals of making (drawing, cutting, gathering materials, machining, sewing) acting as part of the narrative of the work.
Her work relates to the natural and built world and the elements that make it up.
An example of her work