”From them, through me, to mine”
This work began with a six-meter long, hand-woven piece of hessian cloth. It was a wedding gift to my parents and I have begun what I think will be a lifelong task of experimenting with the traditional technique of embroidery whilst telling the story of my family.
Alongside the tapestry are filled jars that act as the tactile cultural archive of my family. They show sensory expressions of a dual heritage culture and are my attempt to capture examples of ritual, process and routine.
I have tried to mirror two types of technique, the tapestry being traditional and the jars contain those that are familiar and commonplace for our family. They contain a range of domestic products created through thrift and a commitment to re-use.