It was a wonderful (almost) 2 weeks of the Flight exhibition
It was great to see so many people there
Thank you all
|Our collaborative piece|
Flight of the Bumble Bee
|Barbara McLennan's glowing 'Ocean Sunset'|
|(L to R) works by Jane Bodnaruk (me - the two rolling pin pieces)|
Barbara McLennan, Cindy Cooper and Kerry Shelberg.
On the table are all of the amazing textile books
|(L to R) work by Jane Bodnaruk, Margaret Millar and Kay Murray|
I began looking at ‘domestic cloths’ - embroidered tray covers, table runners and special hand towels - when I was clearing out my mothers’ house. They were made to celebrate a ‘best’ event. They are a tribute to ‘femininity’ – both in the process of their creation, and in the appreciation of the observer. I am liberating these domestic cloths from the back of the bottom drawer, renovating them with creative techniques and elevating them to the wall, to be enjoyed on a daily basis. By working with these items I am ultimately celebrating the femininity in the lives of the original makers.