Feature Artist: Pi Williams

Pi Williams immigrated to Sydney, Australia when she was 5 and, after finishing high school, studied Fine Arts at TAFE. Pi’s creative passion, however, lay dormant until 2015 when she became a mother and could pursue her artistic interests and talents. She has worked with a variety of styles in watercolour, printmaking and acrylics but now prefers to create predominately with yarn and wool.

Self-taught in this discipline, she has been exploring the boundaries and combining the textural wool with vivid thread, negative space and mixed media materials to create some truly unique pieces. Her creative process involves testing ideas and inspirations through paintings then bringing those into her textile pieces. Her works are intuitive and expressive with movement and flow.

Pi is currently influenced by her love of Australian native botanicals, her Thai/Chinese culture and the fresh atmosphere of coastal living, having recently moved to the South Coast of NSW. Pi’s works reflect her interest in the natural world around her and the beauty to be found in the minuscule. Her works show intricate leaf patterns, detailed rock pools and each delicate petal on a flower like visual descriptions of the microcosms found in the Australian landscape.

Pi’s works are a celebration of textiles, texture, colour, Australiana, nature and artistic expression. Each piece is a labour of love, taking weeks to complete.