mad hatters tea party, 2019
In ‘Mad Hatters Tea Party’ the viewer begins by reading the tiny hand-stitched text found on each of the individual dolls house plates. The words describe how contemporary society views food, with vegetarianism and veganism becoming mainstream, and where supermarkets stock a vast array of plant-based foods. However, as the text continues, one begins to realise that a woman is revealing the heart-breaking experience of a long standing eating disorder that began in her youth. The mirror forms a disturbing distraction, making it difficult to concentrate on the discomforting words.
Words are served up on the miniature plates….
Size: 65cm x 65cm x 5cm
Process: Hand stitch
Materials: Textile, silk threads, dolls house accessories, framed mirror
Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Gallery, The Festival of Quilts, NEC, Birmingham (1-4 Aug 2019)
Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Gallery, The Knitting & Stitching Show, Alexandra Palace, London (10-13 Oct 2019)
Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Gallery, The Knitting & Stitching Show, RDS, Dublin (7-10 Nov 2-19)
Vlieseline Fine Art Textile Award Gallery, The Knitting & Stitching Show, HCC, Harrogate (28 Nov - 1 Dec 2019)