When they selected All the babies I might have had I for the exhibition Pattern at Fringe Arts Bath, the curators asked me whether I could write a bit about it. Their original intention was to cut out quotes in vinyl for the floor as part of the exhibition, so I have written it with that in mind. In the end they didn’t do that, but instead asked if they could put it on the Pattern website. It made me realise that I hadn’t ever publicised these thoughts and that it still makes me feel very vulnerable! It is based on my own experience and naturally provokes a strong response from others. It was one of my first conceptual pieces and it interests me that even then, in 2010, I was already making public that which is normally private, although I hadn’t yet identified that thread running through my work. I still find it a very moving and beautiful piece. I thoroughly enjoy the fact that each time it has been suspended it becomes something other.
Image: All the babies I might have had I, installed at Align, UWE, Bower Ashton Campus, Bristol, Nov. 2012
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1. Cartesian Cut? - 146 Walcot Street, Bath, BA1 5BG
http://www.fringeartsbath.co.uk/cartesiancut/ (There’s even an image of my work on the website!)
2. Pattern - 21/22 Milsom Place, off Milsom Street, Bath, BA1 1BZ (underneath Jamie’s Italian)
If you can’t make the PV I’ll be invigilating all day at Pattern on Monday 6th June and Thursday 9th June and at Cartesian Cut? on Friday 10th June
Hope to see you there!
Many thanks to the Embroiderers' Guild for the award money and for the opportunities they have given me during my year as Embroiderers' Guild Scholar.
Have a look at The Embroiderers' Guild website for an article about my work, where you will also find a report about my Scholar's year.
Image: Delivering my presentation at the end of my Scholar's Year at The Embroiderers' Guild AGM in Manchester
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