“Dryad: Field Maple”

Mixed media textile art In this piece created specifically for the 2012 Milton Keynes Outside In exhibition, I wanted to portray a dryad (tree spirit) with an associated green man who ages over the course of the seasons and the wheel of the year. Field maples are the only native British maple tree (sycamore and Norway maple are both introduced species) […]

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“Vine Man Treasure Box”

Mixed media box One of a series of small stitched, embellished and painted boxes exploring the textural possibilities of painting over embroidered fabrics mounted on card. Media used include canvas, various threads, muslin, scrim, acrylic paints and mediums, rubbing gilt and paper clay. Lined with silk dupion and skeletal leaves. Year 2011 Size 9″ D x 5″ H (25 cm […]

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“Mauve Mermaid Treasure Box”

Mixed media box One of a series of small stitched, embellished and painted boxes exploring the textural possibilities of painting over embroidered fabrics mounted on card. Media used include canvas, various threads, muslin, scrim, acrylic paints and mediums, rubbing gilt and paper clay. Lined with silk dupion. Year 2011 Size 10″ x 10″ x 5″ (25 cm x 25 cm […]

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“Blue Mermaid Treasure Box”

Mixed media box One of a series of small stitched, embellished and painted boxes exploring the textural possibilities of painting over embroidered fabrics mounted on card. Media used include canvas, various threads, muslin, scrim, acrylic paints and mediums, rubbing gilt and paper clay. Lined with silk dupion. Year 2011 Size 10″ x 10″ x 5″ (25 cm x 25 cm […]

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“Mermaids Singing II”

Mixed media embroidery “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.” from The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot Although traditionally mermaids represent dangerous seduction, they also seem to embody a certain innocence and childlike joy of movement, albeit in an environment alien to humans. Their beautiful and eerie songs call us to visit a place […]

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“Mermaids Singing I”

Mixed media embroidery “I have heard the mermaids singing, each to each.” from The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock by TS Eliot Although traditionally mermaids represent dangerous seduction, they also seem to embody a certain innocence and childlike joy of movement, albeit in an environment alien to humans. Their beautiful and eerie songs call us to visit a place […]

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“Lilith II”

Mixed media embroidery In Jewish mythology, Lilith is described as a female demon; in folklore, as Adam’s first wife, who refused to be subservient to him and departed Eden, before the creation of Eve. She is known by her long, abundant hair, her vanity, and dangerous, seductive femininity. Although there is no direct description of her as a mermaid, mermaids […]

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“Lilith I”

Mixed media embroidery In Jewish mythology, Lilith is described as a female demon; in folklore, as Adam’s first wife, who refused to be subservient to him and departed Eden, before the creation of Eve. She is known by her long, abundant hair, her vanity, and dangerous, seductive femininity. Although there is no direct description of her as a mermaid, mermaids […]

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“Woodland Kings II”

Mixed media embroidery The Woodland Kings series are designed in pairs, one showing the Oak King and one the Holly King. In pagan mythology, based on Welsh legend, the Oak King and Holly King do battle for the love of the sun at both midwinter and midsummer. At midwinter, the Oak King, with his association to the sky god, is […]

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“Woodland Kings I”

Mixed media embroidery The Woodland Kings series are designed in pairs, one showing the Oak King and one the Holly King. In pagan mythology, based on Welsh legend, the Oak King and Holly King do battle for the love of the sun at both midwinter and midsummer. At midwinter, the Oak King, with his association to the sky god, is […]

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