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Activism Series

"What is more important, Art or Life?"

This ongoing series of tapestries uses images of climate activist attacks made on famous artworks in recent years.  As a curator and collection manager, I have watched on with interest at the commentary from the general public, art critics and around the water cooler at work.  By bringing my 'work life' into the studio I am able to unpack the importance and relevance art and museums still have in the public sphere.

For me, transforming these almost iconic images into woven tapestry plays with the historical cannon of the medium.  Tapestry has a long history of narrative approaches, often highlighting real life events and these work continue this.  By transforming actions by activists that aim to shock and provoke, into one of the oldest forms of narrative art - gives them both power and social relevance.

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