So here it is.
h-58.5 w-26.5 in.
Put yourself in her place. No home left. The best of what she rescued has been taken. Unmentionable trauma. Loss or death of family members. Walking day after day... to where? Where is food? Where is water? And what will happen then? Will it be safe? Will she return? Will there be anything left to return to?
Various stitched marks and raw fraying are used to depict the turmoil going on inside of a refugee.
Materials – cotton British muslin, thread
Techniques – rust dyed, fused, frayed edge reverse machine appliqué, hand stitch
and another detail
For this particular entry, one sided is what they want. I haven't climbed on chairs pinning and unpinning to photograph the other side yet. I took the day off to catch up the bead project.
I am not sure the photos are the best - the top photo colour is accurate. But if the work is not required for SAQA's Turmoil (and Tranquillity) exhibition in November, then I will enter it for something else. I have an idea of how to expand the idea and perhaps develop it for another call for entry that is looking for large or unusual work.