Please note that due to the subject matter of this project (death/grief) some of the images on this blog might be disturbing.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Lorna Jewitt Hankie

The artist wrote these words about the work ' it is about giving in to grief - rather than keeping a 'stiff upper lip'.It refers to a symbolic white flag of surrender, embroidered in red thread which has so many meanings associated with safe keeping. It is also a reference to the idea of waving goodbye to someone setting out on a journey. Something that an older generation did more frequently than we see now perhaps, but still a poignant image.

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