My latest body of work is resulting from my acquisition of domestic textiles associated with older family members. The use of everyday linen such as hand towels, tea towels, handkerchiefs and rugs, all with wear and tear still evident, honour past family members. These resources have been recycled in an attempt to record memory through stitch and cloth. I like the Japanese idea of Boro textiles which reuse old textiles in a Wabi Sabi ethic.
Retail Price: NFS
Dimensions: 194 x 164 cm (HxW)
Statement: A make-do approach, using stored materials, which enabled the transformation of a discarded, degraded old woollen rug into its new life as an art piece. This quilt is an exploration of the relationship of cloth to memory, and the effect of ageing.
Exhibitions: Quilt National 2015
Photographer: John Simpkin