This new series of artworks brings together my father’s sealed photographic archives from over 50 years ago, found after his death, and traditional hand embroidery stitching my mother has been practicing, during their time apart, throughout his journeys away as a sailor. The series is the result of a collaboration and exchange between me and my mother as the images are posted between Greece and the UK, and once delivered we both proceed in continuing from each other’s ongoing embroidery act.In the process of speaking about death in my work as a passage through time and memory in the archive, this folding and thickening of language deriving both from the material form of the textile and the mutual act of embroidering, permits me to explore how the mourning process enables a creative relation to the object. As a result, a language of thought that is spoken elliptically has emerged becoming the mark of a fragmentary dialogue with the endless tracing of loss.
All works are unique pieces.
31×26 cm, dye-sublimation printing on organza fabric, integrated hand-stitch embroidery by the artist, framed in 12 mm tulip wood box frame, low reflective glass, fabric lined backing and fillets. All frames are handmade, stained and varnished by London based artist Jack Carvosso.
The series of figurative portraits derive from the mourners’ silhouettes as a result of my making process of cutting out, drawing together, marking, and dissembling the original figures. Playing with inverted light and shade, relief and contour, I explore the inherent recognizability of an outline while activating the journey through memory and memory loss. By consciously adding another layer to what has been documented as real, I aim at refiguring an absent language of thought around grief based on the rhythm of occurrence and deferral of the unspoken; death.
All works are Edition of 3+ 2AP
60×60 cm, Dye-sublimation printing on woven fabric, Ornate obeche wood tray frame, floated presentation. All frames are handmade, stained and varnished by London based artist Jack Carvosso.
A limited edition of prints from the series The Truth is in the Soil is available.
50×50 cm, printed on Hahnemühle Photo Rag 305 gsm, framed in 15 mm tulip wood frame, low reflective glass. All frames are handmade, stained and varnished by London based artist Jack Carvosso.
All framed works are Edition of 3+ 2AP
Unframed prints: Edition of 3+ 2AP, numbered and signed by the artist