It is finally done – the first piece of hand-embroidery completed for part of the Royal School of Needlework certificate, thanks to the QEST scholarship. It’s taken over 100 hours – and I love it! This now informs future embroidery application within my broader contemporary photographic practice.
Looking forward to showing my unique works from Constellations and Coordinates with The Photographers’ Gallery at Photo London this May. All colour works are hand-embroidered – I add each thread as individual stitches into small, analogue c-types. They will be showing alongside Meghann Riepenhoff, Vasantha Yogananthan and Chris Steele-Perkins from May 16-19 at Somerset House, London.
When I began to make the Coordinates work I was thinking a lot about boats on the sea, and the figureheads at the front of the boat that see out into the darkness before everyone else. Hovering above the water you look out into thick nothing.