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Sewn Diptych artwork

Silver gelatin photographic prints, silk thread. Each image 16in x 16in. 1989-90.

Sewn Diptych takes verses adapted from Victorian samplers, and sews them through photographic prints, puncturing the smooth surface. In the first image, the cross-stitches sew the lips of the child together. The work is part of a larger body of work concerning women and textiles, and reflects an ambivalance of the role of textiles as both a creative and oppressive part of women's lives.

The work was shown in The Subversive Stitch - Contemporary political textile art, a Cornerhouse touring exhibition. It is also the colour front cover image for New Feminist Art Criticism (Kathy Deepwell (ed.) (1995). Manchester and New York, Manchester University Press.)


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