TOOLS, MATERIALS AND PROCESSES.
absence/ prescence of my father; fading;
feel of his hands rough from sandpaper;
remembered by tool marks, dried paint brushes, smell of beeswax on his hands;
smoothing down; faint residue of memory;
retelling stories, what did he tell me? who will tell me now how to?
male , female, passive, active in the workshop;
pushing, standing still;
creating the family DIY bible; the importance our timeline;
measuring the existence of the past; the co-ordinates of Golden Time;
threads; conversations; watching to learn; questioning all the time;
“mind your own beeswax”!
Click on image to enlarge
Swallows and Amazons.
24cm(L) x 19cm(H) x 16cm(W)
Fabric, paper, found objects, spirit level, wire, threads and embellishments.
If you're good, you'll get a lollipop.
22.5cm(L) x 19cm(H) x 2.5cm(W)
Paper, fabric, spirit level, wire, threads and embellishments.
What's the time, Mr Wolf?
22.5cm(L) x 19cm(H) x 10cm(W)
Fabric, paper, found objects, threads and embellishments.
37cm(L) x 18.5cm(W) x 16cm(H)
Cotton, copper, found objects, sawdust, threads.
27cm(L) x 25cm(W) x 6cm(H)
Hammer, cotton, threads, hardware.
Do elephants forget?
37cm(W) x 87cm(H) x 37cm(D)
Wooden chair, brass door knocker, silk, cotton, screws, paper, pegs, threads.
107cm(H) x 61cm(W) x 10cm(D)
Dad's shirt, cotton, threads, hanger.
82cm(L) x 110cm(W) x 26cm(H)
Dad's shirt, cotton, silk, paper, screws and other hardware, dad's tobacco tins, Girl Guide whistle, other found objects
Working Drawing No.1
137cm(L) x 70cmW)
Cotton, silk, dyes, threads.
Working Drawing No.5
75cm(L) x 52cm(W)
Silk, cotton, copper, doll, hardware, threads.
60cm(L) x 34cm(W)
Cotton, denim, threads.
44cm(L) x 36cm(W)
Silk, metal scrim, threads.
62cm(L) x 49cm(W)
Cotton, paint, hardware, threads.