Seeds, Flowers and Flowing Hair

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The ephemeral nature of life and especially the feminine is symbolised in flowers and, also in harvest. Transformation represents the cyclical nature of life. The duality of transformation being both an immutable fact of life, growing up and old but also understood as the magical transformation of female archetypes culturally learnt through fairy tales and mythology. Archetypal theory and mythology use the goddess to denote the cyclical nature of female life. My work explores these interlocking themes through a body of textile work which predominantly uses machine embroidery, print and layered imagery to tell this personal and universal story through symbol and thread.

‘Art is nothing but the expression of our dream; the more we surrender to it, the closer we get to the inner truth of things, our dream life, the true life that scorns questions and does not see them.’ Franz Marc