New project Starting in September
I’m delighted to share that I’ve been awarded public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England for the project COMFORT.
This project will investigate the subject of women’s breasts, stories so often disguised in humor and embarrassment. I will gather experiences from a wide cross section women, of different ages, and cultural backgrounds, including the trans community. These stories, including my own will be the basis for a new artwork, COMFORT in the form of a large embroidered quilt.
Every woman has a story about their breasts, from prepubescent hopes, to the realities of old age, from the joys or frustrations of breastfeeding, to sexualization, from operations and hormones for health or cosmetic issues, to Transgender women feminization. These are women’s stories of embarrassment, pleasure, pain and joy.
Workshops will be held with women’s groups, stimulating frank and informed conversations, through opportunities for joyful, creative engaging practical activities. Creative activities and ideas will also be offered remotely, to anyone who wants to join in.
Exhibitions of artwork created will be toured across the UK and on-line. More details to follow in September.