Monday, 27 July 2009

Envelopes and their Contents

This is a project I participated in towards the end of last year. It was called "Envelopes and their contents" which appealed to me. I seem to remember it was posted on the Arts Council's email news list bulletin that they send out daily.   Ninety nine per cent of the time there's nothing of interest or  relevance but occasionally I see something.    I sent the "Stitches" image because it was what I was working on at the time and it relates to my ideas about  the duality of the image .   As in the self,  the infant becomes through being adopted into a host family and the 'unknown' self as in from the biological origins etc.

 I found out about being adopted myself,  through looking in envelopes I shouldn't have looked in,  at the bottom of my mothers wardrobe in her bedroom.  Was'nt really supposed to be poking around in there but I was a very curious child ( in more ways than one !!)

The exhibition took place during the Liverpool Artists Book Fair at Wolstenholme Projects. It was curated by Sophie Loss and Mary Yacoob.
See more about the project HERE


  1. I had some work in that exhibition. Unfortunately I could not make it and only saw pictures of it but it looked so so interesting, I wish i could have seen the whole thing in the flesh, it so well displayed and curated.

  2. Wow... "mother's cupboard" could be a name for another artwork. Enjoying your blog and have made a link to mine at -if you don't mind?
    All the best...


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