Threshold: The Sublime Skin

Objects which explore the skin as a threshold between the inner and the outer worlds. Phrases hidden among embroidered flakes and scabs are gradually revealed as the viewer moves around the piece. All text is taken from interviews with eczema and psoriasis sufferers. 

 

 

 

 Understand

'I don't understand why I didn't, why I let it get bad'

2012

 embroidery frame, synthetic chiffon, plastic, thread, brass

 

 

 

Vicious

'Yeah, vicious circle isn't it'

2012

embroidery frame, silk chiffon, cotton gauze, thread, brass

 

 

 

Happy

'Because you feel it's your little job to keep everyone happy'

2012

embroidery frame, silk chiffon, plastic, thread, brass

 photo: Jon Barraclough