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.