THE WRITING IS ON THE WALL, 2009

The concept behind this piece relates to Emily and Alfred Tennyson but has a universal theme. The Tennysons’ lifestyle was researched and it was found that they read vast amounts of literature. Their evenings would be filled with guests, readings and discussion, and these were compared to a typical evening spent by the average person in the 21st century. 

Created to celebrate the 200th anniversary of  Lord Alfred Tennyson's birth.

A shadow of a 21st century television and Sky box hovers in the background

A shadow of a 21st century television and Sky box hovers in the background

Tennyson read to Emily every night. Television soaps and their viewing figures are stitched onto the back of bookmarks…

Tennyson read to Emily every night. Television soaps and their viewing figures are stitched onto the back of bookmarks…

Kid Gloves

Kid Gloves

Farringford House, Isle of Wight. Home of the Tennyson family

Farringford House, Isle of Wight. Home of the Tennyson family

Photo credits: Electric Egg


Measurement: 112cm x 180cm

Process: Hand stitch, hand drawing, hand painting, photographic silkscreen printing

Materials: Textile, silk threads, cotton gloves, binder, pigments


Exhibited in:

Bending the Line, 62 Group, Hub, Sleaford, Lincolnshire (2009)