Title: Looking back
Medium: Mixed Media
Size: 21 x 29cm
Price: 150 EUR
This little embroidered artwork is developed directly from my life drawing and made using freehand machine embroidery with pre-loved fabrics. In my thread drawings I explore the experience of being a woman and themes relating to women: such as empowerment, equality, strength, sensuality, self love, vulnerability and our connections with others. I aim to convey a sense of a woman’s inner landscape and her connection to her environment. This piece is part of a series that explores my personal response to COVID -19 and my experience of the pandemic and the limitations it has brought.
The artwork consist of a piece of linen with photographs of pairs of eyes attached to it by thread. It symbolised the eyes of the past looking at us, the linen being a spaceholder like an empty canvas. The gaze of the viewer is met by the gaze of the eyes making room for introspection.