In 2018 I made a series of textile based vessels using discarded fabrics, textiles, clothing, old towels…​

The idea behind the work came from a cardigan I kept from my dad after he passed away. After treasuring it for a long time I felt the need to transform this physical memory of him into something ‘new’, give it a new purpose, make it into a warm and permanent, yet subtle presence. 

By ‘encapsulating’ the fabric, touch and contact are preserved, memories are held in vessels that talk of ‘Longing’ – as the fabric can’t be touched anymore – but also of ‘Hope’ and as new life grows out of them.

Dad’s flowerpot sits on the window-sill in my studio with a beautiful plant in it. It makes me smile in the morning, gives me energy during the day and keeps feeding my creativity…