One of my biggest inspirations when producing work is texture. I love the surface and the qualities a rich texture can bring. Touch and texture in fabric can create great emotion. It brings back childhood memories which are heavily based on the remembrance of quilted blankets bringing comfort. A security blanket.
Along with memories of security and the emotions I get with working with soft, washed silky blankets and threads, come thoughts of my grandmother, Miriam. Her warmth, her comfort and the smell of sweet peas freshly cut from her garden.
I discovered the softest of silky cotton blankets as a base and stitched on small reloved hexagons and added some small swatches of crochet that I made. Then I added a gum arabic print of one of my sweet pea drawings before finally added stitch over the top.
These pieces have then been mounted on conservation grade mount and framed in a hand painted bespoke frame to finish them off.
Piece of artwork approx. 12cm x 12cm. Frame: 19cm x 19cm.
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