"Similar to Drowning Mothers, this work is a reflection of motherhood. It was made after an artist-parent residency and is a nod to the ever present image of the grand mother in nature. In nature, typically with insects and animals, the mother is often the larger creature. Yet humans show mothers as meek and small." - Rachael Speirs
Tufted yarn on fabric.
48 x 24"
Speirs is an award winning self-taught artist who creates fascinating works using paper, fabric, sewing machine, hand stitching, gouache, watercolour, acrylic, embroidery and other objects. Her background in social work has provided her with a combination of academic discipline and practice-based professional concern, as well as insight into the basic needs of communities. This and her unique use of the medium collapses the division between conceptual art, contemporary art and the public.