I’m half way there with my new piece; I’m making it for the IWD (International Women’s Day) exhibition coming up on March the 8th at Cinema & Co in Swansea. I’ve cut and stitched half the garment from Shiohara Japanese paper, I’ve stitched strips of prints I made with a rubber stamp based on a silkscreen print I did of Käthe Kollwitz – a hero of mine, I’ve stitched channels through the paper garment and now I’ve started threading aluminium armature wire through the channels to stiffen it. Half done, other half to finish……
W.M.D. (above) will feature wall-based artwork from 21 Welsh artists along with films, talks, food and performances and will be happening at Cinema & Co throughout March, along with other events in Swansea, which is actually quite a funky city.
The celebration of International Women’s Day (IWD) has been around for over a hundred years. Its roots were in the campaign to win votes for women and it was ratified by the United Nations in 1977 as a day for women’s equality and world peace.
I am putting my series of drawings of ancient Welsh monuments on Artfinder. If you want to see more, please click on the image below or the Artfinder link at the top right of this page.