The starting point for this work began in 2013 in the Czech Republic when the artist revisited her mother’s homeland and developed a further interest in how an individual is constructed. Gentle strands and crude stitches forming the pattern of conditioning imposed by external and internal influences. Weaving filters to see through, blankets to comfort ourselves, nets to save us and maps by which to navigate our lives. Formed by our simple yet almost all-consuming need to survive and our equally strong desire for comfort.
Commissioned for Joondalup Community Invitational Art Awards 2017 – 15 to 28 October 2017