Artist Voice: Ghost Body Reversed Applique Samples – Part One

Some current work I am exploring is stitch, in free machine embroidery, hand embroidery, and applique. I have long had a curiosity about body, life, wounds, partly through my background in nursing (mainly in trauma nursing and working as a theatre nurse) and also, a fascination about how things work, whats underneath.

The applique bodies came from an idea that formed when I was painting in abstract. Figures would appear in my paintings in a spontaneous way, and I wanted to capture the essence of this in stitch.

I’ve started with these samples, that are forming the basis of a fabric book.

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