Portfolio - 2004 - Thrones

Thrones: Stranger, Nurture, Culture and Comfort.

Unable to throw anything away I have been collecting the various car seats, pushchairs and carrying devices I have used to transport my daughter, Anna. The works are part of an ongoing series exploring the developing our relationship.

The stitch, the piercing of fabrics and drawing through of the needle, the binding together of one thing to another, by force, by compulsion. The selection of each form of manipulation is informed by the stages and struggles of a mother/daughter relationship: not always easy but full of love.

The work won first prize at the Grange Gallery in 2007.