183cm x 244cm
The West of Scotland Cancer Centre
The Beatson Glasgow UK
The creation of my wall hanging, Rhythm, involved much research on religion and I spent a great deal of time speaking to representatives of the many different faith communities in Glasgow. It was both an inspiring and a learning experience and I thank everyone who kindly and freely gave of their time and their wisdom. I strongly believe all religions are worthy of respect and did my best to take into account the sensibilities of each religion while creating the work.
I would like to think the work has a serene beauty about it and encompasses also the mystic of religion. It is an object of meditation and hovers rather than hangs on the wall. I hope it will provide an uplifting experience for each person who views it.
The pink border is important in that it has a relationship to the heart, for the heart is where faith resides.
Rhythm is created from silks and muslins, hand dyed fabrics mixed with pre-dyed silks. It was then heavily machine embroidered followed by several hours slashing at the work with a sharp instrument, the ripping of fabric opening up subtle lines of colour.
September 6, 2017