For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .







''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007







Saturday, April 5, 2008

I'm so sorry, I know I promised these images yesterday but I had all sorts of software problems and as you know I don't really do technical and all that. Anyway, I hope you think it's better late than never. When I arrived at the preview on thursday night the gallery had decided to hang my work like this. I was really suprised but also really pleased as I think they look AMAZING. These pictures don't really do it justice in terms of light etc but trust me, it looks great. They also look a little organic to me, yet they still give the impression that they are wrapping, protecting, which is always what I aspire to. This is such a lovely environment for my work and I am hoping I do well there.






I received some fantastic feedback on the night and was given the names of other galleries who may be interested in my work, so all positive stuff.

5 comments:

Kaija said...

How wonderful! I just saw these on flickr :)

It's great that you can look at them from different angles too. They do look a lot more organic compared to the ones that were exhibited hanging on the wall. A lovely way to exhibit these!

jennyflower said...

These do look really etherial the shadow on them is beautiful. Did you have thoughts on how you expected them to be viewed/used when they went off to knew homes. I am intrigued.

Ulla said...

They look lovely! This is a more three-dimensional way than the first exhibition's on the wall, and the lights and shadows add to that. I hope this will open new doors to you!

Zoe said...

beautiful :)

syko kajsa said...

Beautiful display! Now people can work around your pieces and admire them from different angels and see all the details! Congrats!