Original stitched portrait collage, transposed onto luxury Silk Twill. The Twill as a fabric has a malleable strength, adding a traditional edge to this particular piece.
The artist uses a family run firm to print her works onto silk; once the silk is returned, she hand cuts and rolls the edges of each item, so it has her touch.
Ailish is happy to answer questions about her items and welcomes contact.
This special size is designed to be worn as a scarf, hairpiece, on the wrist, a Pocket Square (gender neutral)….or if you cant bear to wear…this piece could become a framed piece of art. What will yours become? This is truly wearable art.
|32 × 32 cm
Caring for your items
Silk scarves should be gently hand washed.
Scarves can be ironed on medium heat. For best results iron on reverse.
This piece of the artist’s work, quietly questions the impact events experienced have on our ongoing narrative line. Strong memories built in childhood may only come to light decades later, where they can take on new meaning and finally be understood. Due to the artists localised interest in the portrayal of mending, in this portrait there is an underlying vie for, specifically repair within the humanistic emotional context. When married together, this is transposed via the techniques and materials employed. Irish linen as a ‘canvas’ and foundation to work upon, has been sourced and used to give a nod to her heritage, whilst etching techniques and watercolours mixed with the tactile are reminiscent of her lost grandmothers links with the Fine Arts. Using familial ideography juxtaposed with these and other treasured materials; a cross-discipline approach is employed. The artist here vocalises her most personal question to date, how to ‘mend the maker’. It is her belief that across creative disciplines, there can be a form of restoration for the author of works, brought about via the act of making, not the outcome itself.
Once the original piece is finalised, digital techniques are used to transpose the image onto silk, forming the wearable art you can now observe.