Rozanne Hawksley is regarded as one of the UK's great textile art innovators, whose work lies far beyond simple categories. Rich in allegorical references, her work charts an odyssey encompassing the universal and intensely personal. Recurrent themes are the fragility of the human condition and the immorality of war. There is a fascination with revealing the darker side of existence but within a unique and life affirming embrace. She is an artist of major significance whose story is all the more remarkable for her only coming to national prominence twenty years ago when she was already in her fifties.
Et ne non inducas (And lead us not), detail, 1987 - 1989. Photography Dewi Tannatt Lloyd. Courtesy Ruthin Craft Centre