450 x 1450 (diam) mm
Installation: free-motion machine embroidery, bush dye and hand embroidery on a variety of materials including muslin, organza and netting
‘We live in a world that has a hidden world within it. A world that is so small it cannot be seen with the naked eye. Only through advanced technology can we see the tiny, fragile forms of the microscopic organisms that inhabit this miniature world.
I have created sculptural forms with repetitive textures and motifs based on the most common elements shared by microbes, in particular, those that inhabit and infect the human body. I use free-motion embroidery on a variety of fabrics and surfaces such as organza, netting, dissolvable fabric and muslin, combined with other materials such as annealed wire. I wish to showcase the lace-like fragility, complexity and intrinsic beauty of these hidden organisms.’