Summer 76 is my latest hand embroidery created about my childhood memories.
Who remembers the summer of 1976?
When I first started designing the piece my intentions were to share a vivid childhood memory from the hottest summer of the ‘70’s. By the time I was stitching it, I saw the work in a different way.
Looking back on it now the signs of Global Warming were there for all to see.
I was 7 years old at the time. To me it was a summer of sun, fun and standpipes. I was oblivious to the water crisis growing all around me resulting in the Drought Act on 6th August 1976 – creating emergency powers to reduce or turn off domestic and industrial water supplies.
Size 21 x 21cm. Hand embroidered, hand stitched. Vintage Sylko thread, cotton cloth.
I’m pleased to announce that “Resilience” has been selected by Shannon Skye Robinson and Lois Emma Harkin, curators at Curating Futures, for the IMMaterial Exhibition. This virtual exhibition is available to view via this link.
“Curating Futures is the brainchild of Shannon Skye Robinson- a curator, designer, and project coordinator. The project brings together artists, in a supportive network of like-minded individuals, to generate an inspirational environment for creatives….
….. passionate about art, creativity, culture, and sustainability; together, we work to learn new skills, gain new experiences, and seek new inspiration. Within our community we collaborate, share ideas, and support one another to produce blogs, workshops, exhibitions and online events.” Shannon Skye Robinson.