‘Broken Dreams’

The idea for an artwork will come from many different places. This one started out as a piece of crunched up taffeta that I found as I rummaged through a box of fabrics left over from old ballroom dancing outfits. I generally name a work in progress, very early in its construction, but this one, I didn’t. I continued to work on it as my marriage broke down after 29 years. Tears were falling and I noticed that they were staining the work. I was so upset that I cut into it and left it on the bench and walked away. Later I returned and decided that I was not going to let circumstance beat me. If tears were going to be there, then, there they would stay!

Hand pieced and sewn, net and various fabrics, paint. 

(1994) 175cm H x 130cm W