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”!

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Working Drawing No.5

Swallows and Amazons

24cm(L) x 116cm(W) x 9cm(H)

Fabric, paper, found objects, spirit level, wire, threads and embellishments.

If you're good, you'll get a lollipop

22.5cm(L) x 2.5cm(W) x 19cm(H) 

Paper, fabric, spirit level, wire, threads and embellishments.


What's the time, Mr Wolf?

22.5cm(L) x 10cm(W) x 19cm(H) 

Fabric, paper, found objects, threads and embellishments.

How Tall?

37cm(L) x 18.5cm(W) x 16cm(H)

Cotton, copper, found objects, sawdust, threads.

Which one?

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.

Never Forgotten

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

wire, threads.

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.

Remembering No.1

60cm(L) x 34cm(W)

Cotton, denim, threads.

Remembering No.2

44cm(L) x 36cm(W)

Silk, metal scrim, threads.