"Chainies" Project

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3 Chainies Framed

This series of pieces was created during the travel restrictions of Covid-19.I began walking in local fields and  I began to look find little broken shards of pottery  in the freshly ploughed fields.

I remembered my mother said she collected and played with them as a child and called them "Chainies" . I started collecting them , never for one moment thinking that Lock down would still be a reality a year later and that i would have collected hundreds.

This series is very much about the meditative effect of walking, collecting, mindfulness and rambling in fields during Lockdown . I began looking back and looking inward, remembering my own childhood spent playing in fields and imagining my mother doing the same. 

The red "running stitch" represents my wanderings and the "Chainies" are sewn on with red thread at regular intervals like a treasure map. There is a calmness and meditativeness to this series brought about by my daily walks and the repetative stitches.   

Chainies with Bird Skull 2020. Khadi Cot
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