Placed in a drawer

If you have been following this blog for a while you have noticed that one of the recurring themes in my art is the ideas of memory and heritage. I have been extremely fortunate to have had a number of good photographers in my extended family who have documented family life over many decades. These photos…

Analysis of heredity

For the last month I have been working on a series of work I’ve entitled Analysis of heredity. It is a natural extension of the microscope slide pieces that I have previously mentioned in an earlier blog post: Have a closer look. Still working with the ideas of identity, I’ve now focused specifically on my…

Producing hardanger in wire

Replicating hardanger embroidery in wire obviously requires a number of changes from the traditional method. The design is something to consider due to the nature of the materials. Some of the stitches cannot be replicated exactly and have to be modified. Wire just doesn’t like to be twisted that much! To create the grid (originally…

Have a closer look

Recently, during one of my art classes we were asked to explore our personal identity and the subcultures or cultures that we identify with. It was an interesting exercise. When I actually thought about it a lot of the affiliations I have and the activities I like to do all revolve around discovery and learning….