|Et ne non inducas (And lead us not),1987 – 1989 (Detail)|
I came across Rozanne Hawksley's work in "Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textiles Artists" and fell in love with her beautiful, highly detailed, emotive and singularly morbid (yay!) work. I felt particularly moved by her pieces concerning difficult topics such as death, religion, birth control and war. As her website states, her work is based on the themes of life - "love and loss, war and suffering, isolation and the abuse of power, by focusing in on intimate details of what they mean to a specific individual." I think she has a wonderful renaissance style - many Tudor and Jacobean elements coming through and I love the way she uses her materials like iconography, wood and bones to communicate. Very inspiring also that she is still working into her seventies.
Here is a photograph I took of some early 17thC gauntlets at the Fashion Museum in Bath to compare with her piece, "Et ne non inducas and lead us not", which follows on.
|Et ne non inducas (And lead us not),1987 – 1989|
More of her work below the cut -