A further four of our artists give some background and inspiration behind their work on our “Home” project:
A view through window bars and reminders of lockdown activities collaged to echo an internet-based meeting screen.
Thinking about being restricted/caged due to lockdown and yet birds flying free – goldfinch escapes while I did puzzles.
For me, home is multi-faceted. This icosahedron is made from twenty circles; folded stitched and joined as equilateral triangles. Most faces are covered with text relevant to me or the time we are living through. Rather like a Venn diagram the circles overlap.
The above three images are details of my home piece, which represents the dark side of lockdown; the fear, the isolation and the forced changes in the way my life is lived.
It reflects the order and routines that developed and the importance of my Buddhist practice, bringing positivity and hope. The processes used are eco printing, calligraphy, hand painting and collage.
My home has always been important to me and more so during Lockdown.
In the past I have lived in quite ugly, modern houses so I was delighted to buy an attractive 1930s house when we moved to London. I had sketched it a couple of years ago ……….
………. so I decided to use this sketch to create an embroidered line drawing onto a fabric collaged background which references its past history.
I am not the neatest of embroiderers so the back of the work is wonderfully messy which could be the antithesis of the seemingly tidy exterior.