DREAMING SKINS 2018

Material 

Hessian, feathers, wool, silk, wax, plant dyes, indigo, metal scale and rope

These dreaming skins and dreambodies are held on a cosmic scale to echo the dance of the sky, and the tensions and rhythms involved in holding a collective space.

 

Made through laborious stitching, natural dye processes and with domestic materiality the pieces were developed in response to residency ‘ I carry you in my eyes’ with Kestle Barton. These objects embody some of the myths that emerged throughout the exchange with a group of Syrian refugee families and Cornish Crafts people. The blue dreaming skin is a response to the myth and vision of the Syrian women becoming the ‘the seven swans’. The red skin is a response to ideas of  ‘blood wisdom’  which connects to the feminine principle and all women as ‘mothers’ in intuitive exchange.