Untitled (Cross Stitch) comes from a larger body of work entitled ‘Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity‘. This research looked into the possibility of female subjectivity in a society based in patriarchy. Navigating feminist thought through equality, difference and androgyny and considering the theories of Irigaray, Derrida, Kristeva and others.
Untitled (Cross Stitch), multimedia, 18 at 255 x 255 mm, 2009
A4 sheets of coloured paper (blue, red, pink, yellow and green) have been cut into 4cm wide strips of paper. The strips have been shuffled together. As a strip is removed from the resulting pile, it’s corresponding colour is cross stitched into the next square of the grid. Each square is made up of 5 x 5 cross stitches; each grid is made up of 10 x 10 squares. The series continues.
Other works from Spinning in my Mother’s Garden: a search for subjectivity include Untitled, Untitled (Shuffle), Untitled (Drawing), Untitled (Performance),Untitled (Drawing Performance), Untitled (Headstand), Untitled (Bulb), Untitled (Rainbow), Untitled (Landscape), Untitled (Countdown), Untitled (APPLAUSE), Untitled (APPLAUSE #2), Untitled (LAUGH)