Donna Rumble Smith is a textile artist who uses handwritten letters, poems, stories and thoughts of the past, the present and of the future to guide her creations, much of her work is made from textured fabrics, lace and cotton threads.
Rumble-Smith says her work intends to capture special moments and reflections of conversations which are personal and intimate; about journeys and people. Objects that hold special meaning and experiences: ramblings of opinions and life's wonders and annoyances, and my love/hate relationship with texting and the time between messages being sent and received are used as inspiration..
Rumble-Smiths larger pieces which feature hand stitched words on lace are remarkable, they interact with their settings and the changing light to cast shadows of words on the floor, walls and object around the work. The transparent lace allows the words to almost hang in the air which adds poignancy.
I think the use of textiles adds so much drama to the images, the balloons really benefit from the soft wafts of threads hanging below, they could symbolise movement or thermals.