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NURTURE \ ENTRAPMENT  

This image of Franscoise Janicot's performance piece 'L'Encocoonage (1972) reflects the dichotomy of nurture and entrapment that is motherhood. It is this paradox that will be the focus of my practice, with particular emphasis on this bond between mother and child, when the child becomes adult, but is still a dependent.  This being a very personal subject matter as my twenty year old son is autistic. The maternal bond  is symbolised for me in thread based crafts, such as spinning, weaving and sewing, where the thread serves as a metaphor for the umbilical link between mother and child.

Franscoise Janicot 'The Cocoon'