For Collect Open 2020, I have created new work in textile and metal in response to a residency I undertook in Kachchh, Gujarat in 2017. Here I became fascinated by pieced and embroidered fabric dowry sacks used by the nomadic Rabari tribe to transport their possessions on their camels. My interpretations are large metal tassels welded into the seams of brightly coloured metal sacks, which are full of wire and enamel utensils. The nomadic theme is further represented in a wire and enamel wall drawing, full of people, their possessions, and animals, moving through the landscape.
Collect 2020, the International Art Fair for Modern Craft and Design, is at Somerset House 27 February – 1 March 2020 / preview 26 February. For more details, visit Collect 2020 on the Somerset House website.