The 2014 Stitched and Bound Back to the Razors Edge exhibition at Heathcote Museum and Gallery, the tenth contemporary quilt exhibition presented by The Western Australian Quilters’ Association (WAQA) opened yesterday.
I am delighted to have my work Honouring Good Men selected for the exhibition.
The work consists of 165 recycled men’s ties.
81cm high x 75cm wide x 2cm deep
“Pull up your socks, tuck in your shirt, straighten your tie, put on a brave face…”
Ties are formal wear for weddings, funerals, and work, all places where men often through necessity, tend to hold their thoughts close to their heart, in order to have the strength to fight the battle, seal the deal, protect loved ones, or save face.
We usually see only one side of the person. Here, unpicked we see the reverse also. This can be complementary, contrasting, and sometimes very surprising. By stitching and binding together the public face and normally hidden private side, a glimpse of the whole man is seen.
Heathcote Museum and Gallery is located at:-
58 Duncraig Road Applecross