Sunday, July 24, 2011
The sewing girl
As part of my residency at the Hunt Club for the Glory Box project I am to make art works that respond to the community who I am facilitating workshops.
Below is my first body of work - it has taken sometime for me to get a grasp on what the Glory Box means for the women I am working with and how it has featured in their lives and then work this into visual images or objects.
It is the romance and the wistfulness are the emotions that I most respond to from the group of women. I get swept up in power that is placed into the value of making of hand made and the messages the stitch can convey. I am also very romantic about the image of a young woman sewing and it is an image I have employed for previous projects.