Melanie Jordan

grasp the stillness

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A haptic practice with thread-based crafts at its core. My current artwork pays attention to the inner tension between the need to nurture and a feeling of entrapment associated with motherhood; that is maternal ambivalence. My personal perspective is of a mother of an adult with learning difficulties, where the mother- child relationship becomes trapped in a dependent phase. Repetitive conversations form a considerable part of the interactions between myself and my adult son. Within these intense exchanges are brief pauses in the flow of words that I relish. It is as if within these lulls there exist traces of myself.  I have been considering my own thoughts to fill these ‘slivers of silence’ and stitching them into ribbons of words.

MA Final Installation




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