The inspiration for these pieces came from religious icon art, in particular some pieces I saw at the National Museum of Denmark in Copenhagen. 

I was interested in exploring and subverting how this aesthetic and concept of devotion could be applied in a more contemporary sense, an (UN)fortunatley i found myself BED BOUND for the duration of october which allowed me to try out the technique during "drawllowe'en".

I hope to develop this work to make portraits celebrating the lives, and often unrecognised achievements, of women in my community.

hand cut found images, blackwork embroidery & acrylic paint on cotton rag paper
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