textile art/ free machine embroidery
still life with nail polish, emery board and cotton balls
size: 26cm (h) x 28cm (w)
Free machine embroidery on calico.
A collection of jewel coloured bottles provided the starting point for this 'Still Life' composition. The technique of free machine embroidery provides an opportunity to explore the complexity of drawing in stitch.
These objects hold memories and are a vehicle for storytelling, shared experiences, laughter, rites of passage, the Feminine. I am reminded of lazy Sunday afternoons watching movies with my mother when I was a girl and of new memories with my daughters.
This work has been acquired by Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery.
'STILL - The National Still Life Award 2019', Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery, Coffs Harbour, NSW 2019 (finalist)