“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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“Pearls of Wisdom”

Mixed media textile art The journey to adulthood can be difficult, no matter what your species. Even mermaids need advice and encouragement from their older, wiser relatives. This piece was inspired by hearing the phrase “pearls of wisdom” as a theme. I immediately imagined the scene of a mature mermaid dispensing advice and encouragement to younger relatives. I wanted to […]

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“Elemental”

Quartet of mixed media art quilts Alchemists and philosophers determined that the world was created of four basic elements and that for each, there existed a creature made of, and attuned to, that element. Elemental brings together the four alchemical elements – earth, air, fire and water – with their associated cardinal points, astrological signs, colours and seasons. These four small […]

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“Elements”

Developmental sketchbook A sketchbook for researching the theme of alchemical elements (earth, air, fire and water) for textile art pieces, particularly Elemental. Year started 2009 Size A4 Resulting works Elemental

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