Odette Graskie

Sewing and paper work oddly well together. I’ve been playing with both since I was a young girl and, eventually, combining them became so obvious, like a natural expression of my ideas. Paper is something I’m also delving into quite heavily at the moment; I want to see where I can take the medium and how far I can push the sculptural capabilities – my sculptures are a start; I want to take it much further.


I like the way different types of paper surprise me – some are really flexible and others tear easily, and those are the things I also have to work into the practice itself. I love thread because it’s another line that isn’t defined yet, it really is a part of my drawing – it has more of a will of its own than ink on paper does – I’m also thinking of how I can push the sculptural capabilities of thread at the moment.