Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Memory work 1

Veteran's girl (2013)
 Dimensions: 45 cm x 26 cm
Materials: crocheted from wool/polyester yarn

Most of my work over the last few years has been concerned with childhood memory, its shifting grounds, fictions, inflections. I’m becoming more interested in what we can’t concretely remember, because it is not part of our experience, but are affected by: inherited memory. How we are embedded in time, history, through the accident of when and were we are born, but more specifically through our family history. When does a person’s past start? Is there ever a point at which we have no past?

Friday, 3 May 2013

Back with foundlings in tow

Material: Crocheted from cotton-thread

Dimensions: 24 cm x 28 cm

Dimensions: 24 cm x 27.5 cm

Dimensions: 22.5 cm x 27 cm

Dimensions: 23.5 cm x 40 cm

Dimensions: 22 cm x 39.5 cm

Dimensions: 19.5 cm x 30 cm

Dimensions: 18.5 cm x 27.5 cm

Although I enjoy blogging as part of Artists Talking I've missed posting here, partly because over the years (on-line) relationships developed that I don't want to leave behind, partly because this is accessible to a much wider audience and leads to encounters beyond all kinds of borders. And the image size allows a much better/closer view of the work. I'll be trying to maintain both blogs for a while, see how it goes what with not having amazing amounts of energy at my disposal. Expect duplications!
Have proposed a little pact to my bbf Mien of Redredday who is also thinking about going back to blogging, along the lines of I will if you will. Well - I have, Mien. PLEASE come out and play.
Thought I'll introduce you to my foundlings, inspired by a visit to the Foundlings Museum a couple of years ago.