A Girl's Day Out for Hilda, Nellie and Ida

A New Home for Girl’s Day Out

A Girl’s Day Out in the East End for Hilda, Nellie and Ida 
mixed media • hand and machine stitch with acrylic paint
size 128 x 102 cms

Yesterday I delivered this piece to its new home in the North East of England. I was sad to see it go so I decided to revisit how I made it, however, I am very happy that it has gone to such a good home with new owners who love it so much. It was made in 2012 for one of the 50th Anniversary exhibitions by the 62 Group of Textile Artists ’62@50′ at the Holden Gallery at Manchester School of Art.

This is my Artist Statement for that exhibition.
Exploring displacement using old family photographs, images of distant relatives I never knew, cut into to a modern day environs, Girls Day Out enquires into and questions, the sense of belonging/not belonging whilst referencing the passing of time and the transience of life itself.

Hilda, Nellie and Ida were 3 sisters and Ida, the tall, elegant one on the right was my sister’s mother-in-law. This piece combined the then, the now and alludes to a journey in-between. The street art in the background is by an artist called Stik and was found in Grimsby St London, E2 in 2011. The images above are the original images I combined to make the work and those below are of the work in progress.

 

 

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6 thoughts on “A New Home for Girl’s Day Out

  1. Laura M Gottlieb

    What magnificent handwork you do! The thread-drawn images of the women and their clothing and the bricks behind them are simply magnificent!!

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  2. Lucie

    You are so inspirational in the work you do. Thank you so much for sharing your process. Being able to see the detail in your stitching makes up in a small way for not seeing the work in person. If ever you come to Canada, please let us know well in advance so that I am able to make plans to travel to your show and hopefully a class would be the ultimate. I am a huge fan.

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