Rebecca Thomson, Sad Confetti

Rebecca Thomson’s work is a quiet and sometimes haunting homage to domestic handcrafts, incorporating vintage paper, fabric and embroidery. The original object and its image are often hard to separate as Thomson generates a convincing trompe l’oeil effect by printing directly from fabric and lace remnants. She represents depth and dimension with slight shifts of tone and surface texture, and uses a range of drawing, print and collage techniques to execute highly detailed imagery. She also incorporates crafts such as knitting, embroidery and marquetry into her print practice.

Thomson works from her home studio in Geraldine, South Canterbury. She has a degree in Printmaking and has exhibited regularly in NZ and Europe while working as a secondary art teacher. She has been selected for inclusion in the Lessedra world print annual in Bulgaria five times.