‘BROKEN DREAMS’ 119 cm x 115 cm
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.