Union

Embroidered Tapestry


Created for ‘No Time Like The Present’  at PUBLIC Gallery, London. Show runs from Wednesday 6th May, 2020.

In response to the new reality of this international crisis, Union explores the potency of transformation. The central form takes the shape of a spiral, the most widespread shape found in the natural world. It is ‘the path that energy takes when left alone, the path of unfettered yet balanced growth’; the organic growth immediately visible from a world of reduced human interference; progress by way of return. The spiral is framed by an intersection of crosses, a union of paths, crossroads confronting the necessity of change. In this ambiguity, the only certainty is the significance of transition.

Silk and rayon hand-embroidery on jacquard tapestry with freshwater pearl and crystal beading in walnut frame. 280 x 370mm