Tuesday, 28 June 2011


Today is a day of conflicting emotions as my art course finished yesterday.

I'm v.happy to have finished my final piece and to have successfully hung it (and I've not had a phone call from a tutor to say it fell down overnight which bodes well).  However, I'm also sad as it's been a fantastic year, and I'm going to miss both the tuition and even more so, the people.  We've been a pretty diverse bunch but that's made for a supportive, non-competitive atmosphere which has been perfect.

The photos are of my final piece hung in the college exhibition hall.  I took the theme of female relationships and so was trying to convey the feelings of isolation and exclusion which can occur when relationships start to break down.  The piece uses embroidery materials (hoops, needles and threads) chosen partly because they will be the tools of my trade when I start my new course in September but also because they are from a traditionally female craft.

The close-up image shows the needles more clearly.  When spotlit they glint and shine which, particularly against the softness of the thread, gives a sense of discomfort: something which should be used for a pleasurable pastime has become something uncomfortable and slightly menacing.

1 comment:

  1. That's beautiful, I can't imagine how long it must have taken to get everything the same length and tied on properly, a long time I think. It's gorgeous and a bit dangerous too.
    Well done.