Hand Me Down
Hand Me Down
Woollen jumper and handmade buttons
(text from a feminist poem and images of strong/iconic women through the ages)
Images cut from Bird books, and text from FCA handbook
The birds have been installed in various locations, including the FCA offices, sometimes within smaller frames, sometimes without.
Collection - Images of the moths found locally and in UK and Europe, cut from natural history reference book, pins, and foam board - Dimensions Variable
Over a thousand moths flock around the ceiling lights in the corridor to Marrins’ Antiquarian bookshop. The book they ‘escaped’ from lying open below. A collection in themselves, the moths also reflect the dusty collection of books beneath and our need to collect, categorize and order.
Jali Tapestry - Double-sided hanging, exhibited at the V&A Museum of Childhood and the Harley Gallery - 120 x 160 x 15cm - 2011
Medium: Mixed media(see below), on khadi paper, pva glue
(Extracts of words and images from various texts including ‘Around the World in Eighty Days’, ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes’, ‘Tales from the Arabian Nights’, in Bengali and English, cartoon stories from the Ramayana and other mythological classics, TinTin and Enid Blyton in translation, etc., Ancient Sanskrit and old Hindi religious teachings, school text books and atlases in Hindu, Gujarati, Urdu, Arabic, Bengali and English, classic poems and songs for children by Lalon and Tagore, extracts from geometry and art history texts, beads, embroidered rings, sequins, bindis and mirrors, wooden Bengali alphabet set, turmeric,paprika and tea, khadi paper)
Work resulting from a residency in Bangladesh and India, time spent in the Museum of Childhood, and my own colonial upbringing. The Jali Tapestry is part screen, part embroidery, part story, part map, part lesson.