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.
'I don't understand why I didn't, why I let it get bad'
embroidery frame, synthetic chiffon, plastic, thread, brass
'Yeah, vicious circle isn't it'
embroidery frame, silk chiffon, cotton gauze, thread, brass
'Because you feel it's your little job to keep everyone happy'
embroidery frame, silk chiffon, plastic, thread, brass
photo: Jon Barraclough