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Jennifer Shellard's woven textiles practice centres on her response to colour, light and tonal gradation. It has evolved through various mediums, structures and formats using predominantly silk and silk blends to create fashion accessories: scarves, bags, wrist warmers and neckpieces. She has also developed light installations for architectural interiors and exhibitions. This work has evolved from inspiration and research into light and colour perception; weaving as a vehicle for exploring simultaneous contrast and optical mixing. Controlled gradations of hue are composed often within neutral and chromatic grey grounds upon which a digitally controlled spectrum is then strategically projected.