(raw silk, charcoal, hand stitches) 3"x 5" each shoe In her book Revolution from Within, Gloria Steinem writes about living in India and the freedom she experienced by possessing only a sari, a cup and a comb. For me, I imagined a blanket, shoes and a pillow.
(hand-sewn/ embroidered cotton, weather stained) 28 Aprons representing 28 years of transportation of women convicts from Ireland/ Britain to the 'Female Factory' prison, Hobart Tasmania AUS
(cotton, hand stitches) coif, whimple, mitre I made this set of vestments for an exhibition sponsored by Breast Cancer Awareness Tasmania, honoring women who have made a difference in our life. Her Habit was made with love for Ann Smith, aka Sister Jane, my 6th grade teacher at St. Johns School in Bangor, ME, US. She gave me unconditional love, total acceptance and embraced my wild spirit. After losing touch in the 1980's, we reconnected in 2012 and remain close to this day.
Becoming #28 (detail)
(ink, wax, dirt, cotton) 25'l x 24"w
18 Birds (detail)
(charcoal, wax) 195cm x 43cm / 6'5"l x 16"w 18 Endemic bird species of Tasmania
(rust printed cotton, beeswax) 84cm x 160cm / 2'9" x 5'3" This panel is one of three prints I made using pieces of a rusted breadbox I found underneath our family camp on Big Lake in Maine, US. It conjures memories of sunburns, homemade surfboards, and floating in truck-tire innertubes with my Dad. The unexpected sense of landscape hints at my mother's family history going back to the 1920's growing up on a nearby potato farm. Watching the moon landing on my aunt's black & white TV from her camp next door, is an indelible piece of my own history.
New World # 11
(ink, rust printed cotton) 50cm x 50cm / 10" x 10" $250