Birchington Breakwaters II
Disintegrating sea defences on the North Kent Coast interpreted using a section of a tattered antique Durham quilt. I find beauty in the marks and textures of both structures, worn through exposure to the elements and constant use.
Machine stitching from back (perle threads in bobbin); raw-edged applique; painting on gessoed surface with application of acrylic paint washes and impasto techniques
Antique hand-stitched quilt; vintage and hand dyed fabrics; gesso and acrylic paints ( fluid and heavy body); cotton threads.