Danielle Chappell explores interdisciplinary combinations of techniques, using stitch as a mark making process incorporating recycled-media, in site specific textile installations with lighting and photography. She relishes in the physical process of changing the state of the material.
"Currently I’m revisiting the physical exploration processes I love by exploring textures and mixed media with various mark making appliances, taking inspiration from real life scenarios and issues that family life can bring to the table, and my Cumbrian surroundings, (refer to 'Roa Island Rusty Boat Study' below in the slideshow)”
Previous work explored atmospheric sensations in the music scene, leading to explore kinetic lighting.
Artist Danielle Chappell (Aspinwall) studying this beautiful rusty abandoned boat on Roa Island, exploring local area in Cumbria and using mixed media and recycled materials for this unfinished piece
“Exploring social issues and well-being through public engagement interventions, installations, social media call outs, video invites and photo share. Discussing through open discussions, formal interviews, combining the interest of manual manipulations of the fabric and materials, incorporating new outdoor projector imagery, with playful space, audio and video.”
Moving forward for 2019
Danielle is eager to explore her artwork, freelancing, accessing creative networks and mentor schemes, exhibition opportunities, collaborations and possible grants to help research personal solutions to overcome challenges faced being neuro-divergent and juggling Motherhood, returning to work as a visual artist.
Danielle in 2012 launched ‘Yappers Chappers Designs’ creating nickel free jewellery and accessories, and in March 2014 opened her first art studio at Wigan Enterprise House. After relocating to Cumbria, she later transferred her studio in Feb 2018 to 'St Marys Hospice Furniture Warehouse', where she hasn’t looked back since! One of the new addictions to her brand is making new recycled jewellery display units from wooden pallets or buying second hand frames to paint and restore for displaying her earrings.
You can keep up to date and find a selection of Danielle's handmade jewellery here at https://www.facebook.com/YappersChappersDesigns or a range of the 'Twisted Elegance Jewellery Collections' are on Kings St, Ulverston, at TPFrameworks, ran by the lovely Fay, Terry and Doggy Daisy. Pop over to see their beautiful gallery framing and gift shop or click on their website or facebook below;-