I have been waiting a long time to be able to show and write about this piece, and today I am happy to finally be able to do so. It is currently being exhibited at the 8th European Quilt Triennial (2021-2023) which opened today at the Textilsammlung Max Berk Kurpfalzisches Museum in Heidelberg Germany. I am delighted that after all the uncertainty we are currently living with the exhibition has been able to open and that I have a piece of my work in this prestigeous event. Congratulations to all the artists, Dr Kristine Scherer and everyone at the museum who have worked so hard to make the opening possible.
This piece is titled ' Light, Life, Love' and follows on from the earlier piece 'In Loving Memory', both of which have very personal significance. You can find them both in the gallery on my website here. It was made when the world was still gripped by the Covid-19 virus and there was little optimism to be felt, so I wanted to create a piece of work that felt uplifting.
As with the previous piece I built on the emotions that can be roused by candle light, the gentle flame providing warmth, comfort and glimmers of hope. A glow that lifts our spirit and gives us the strength to look to the future and know there are better times to come.
The quilt is made from long strips of intensely dyed cotton organdie which have been gently gathered into soft ripples. For me it represents the future and holds a message of life, light and love. Very recently it has also acquired an unexpected personal significance - this is for you mum. xxx
Click the image below to view a short video of the piece.
Thank you for reading.
European Quilt Triennial dates and venues:
10 October 2021 to 16th January 2022: Textilsammlung Max Berk Kurpfalzisches Museum, Heidelberg Germany
January to 24 April 2022: Kreismuseum Zons/Dormagen, Germany
November 2022 - January 2023: Textile Museum St Gallen Switzerland