My practice as an artist is concerned with the ways that we select and record collective memory. My interest lies in the difference between official history or news and personal experience and testimony.

Here are some images…

Arab Puzzle - The Guardian - web  Arab Puzzle - the Sun -web  Arab Puzzle -TheTimes - web

Arab Puzzle: The Guardian  The Sun, The Times

Made in 2016 (commissioned by ‘Absence and Presence: A Printmaking Project for Al- Mutanabbi Street’). Patchwork panels made of newsprint, machine stitched in traditional ‘Arab Puzzle’ patchwork blocks. Each panel measures aprox 21.5 x 21.5 cm

 

Sleeping Green Between

The Sleeping Green Between

Made in 2014 (Imperial War Museum North commission for ‘Reactions 14’). Patchwork section of 179 crosses applied to a woollen army blanket and quilted onto a cotton backing.  Stencils of R.E. Farm Cemetery, Belgium painted in acrylic.

 

Safety Blanket

Made in 2012 (exhibited at Nexus Art Cafe). Patchwork of toy banknotes, machine stitched, 50cm x 50cm

Cu*ts

Made in 2011 (exhibited at Nexus Art Cafe and Gallery Oldham). Patchwork of newspaper, machine stitched with cut-out scissor motif, 50 x 50 cm

The Presence of Absence

Made in 2010 (V&A commission for Quilts: 1700 – 2010). Patchwork of 38,000 1cm newsprint squares, hand & machine stitched, 243cm x 160cm

Yesterday’s News (now in the collection at the Whitworth Art Gallery). Made in 2004 (highly commended Quilt 2005). Patchwork of newspapers, machine stitched, 73cm x 135cm

Knott Mill

Made in 2000 (for Castlefield Gallery, Manchester), Screenprint on paper, etched glass and shadows.

Deathbed

Made in 1999 (exhibited at the Whitworth Art Gallery Rites of Passage and Tullie House Museum Hatch, Match & Dispatch). Cotton and polycotton printed with cyanotype, machine stitched and backed with cotton wadding.

 

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