2018 | 25cm x 50cm | Woven Tapestry. Cotton warp with linen, silk and wool weft.
"Breathe" is a comment on both air pollution and water pollution. The figure is trapped and unable to breathe under the water or in the air. The colours represent the change from a natural world to a polluted world. We have made this change. “Breathe” is also a meditation on colour, space and movement. A cotton warp supports a wool weft with linen threads reflecting the light. As ever in my work, a transient shadowy figure of a woman is present. She is breathing under and into the water, creating an elegy for those she has loved and for the planet Earth (Gaia) on which she lives. Breathe was created for the British Tapestry Group's "Rhythm of the Weave" exhibition in conjunction with the BTG touring exhibition "Sound and Weave". The brief was to recognize rhythms and create a unique voice within the act of weaving a tapestry within a set size constraint.