410 x 430 mm
Needle lace using eco-dyed cotton and silk tulle
‘I use the process of needle lace as a mode of drawing. Originally the drawings are traced from a single photograph. Through a process of replication and design they are placed into a pattern and made into a lace structure. My aim is to reconstruct this photograph in a way that alters and reconsiders their reality.
My work relates strongly to ideas of heritage and origin, exploring both my sense of belonging within my family while also seeking to define the concept of my family’s identity. Using family photographs as a starting point I have been exploring broken relationships between family members. The photographic images become physically removed and abstracted into an unexpected and tactile object. The lace structure floats in the air like a vaporous shadow, emitting shadows and suggesting the remnants of memory and ghosts of times past.‘