grasp the stillness
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
BREWERY TAP RESIDENCY
Artist Lorrain Mailer, Ali Lees and I spent a week installing and making work in The Brewery Tap Folkestone in Apri