Project Description

Recent feather-based works deal with collective and individual identity: lost feathers as traces of the journey made and remnants left behind. The Feather Crown series of works take inspiration from the American tradition of the 1900’s, the feather crowns being a circle of feathers formed inside traditional feather pillows where a deceased person’s head had lain. Once removed from inside the pillows, they were carefully stored by relatives to be discovered by a future generation. Feather Crown uses over 60 pate de verre feathers attached to canvas using stainless steel sewing pins. Red sewing thread has been used to link the pins and feathers and indicates the route taken: that is the necessary journey. Father Crown, comprising four separate canvases containing a raised circle is a metaphor for the seasons, the passing of time and that of loved ones.

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Goliath’s Crown