This work recounts memories and stories through light and shadow, illness with layers of acrylic shapes sewn to form contemporary tapestries that I refer to as ‘Memory Blankets’. My work is illustrative of the ties that bind family, friends and life events; although the stories relate to my life they have a resonance in all our lives.
My ‘memory blanket’ work has been described as having a delicate nature; it looks that way on the surface. I sew the pieces together with book binding thread, linking the people and events to offer one story; the shadows cast makes the second layer. The viewer needs to play detective to discover the stories hidden in the shadows. The film ‘Memory’ shows the installation of a memory blanket exhibition at Rochester Art and Craft Gallery.