Spark of Rebellion


This Embroidery was one of three I made based upon the events of the Ukrainian Revolution of 2013-14. This embroidery was also one of three that was displayed in the Marshwood Arts Award Exhibition after I won an award in the Fashion and Textiles category. I have been asked before whether these pictures were a political statement on my views of the event that took place in Ukraine, the fact is that the only real reason I made these embroideries was because I thought that the imagery was powerful. I loved the silhouetted figure cast upon a great raging fire. When it comes to working with cotton calico a problem I can run into is that if too much stitching is done in one area without care, the fabric can often pucker and warp. However in this embroidery I decided to actually use this to my advantage as the puckering of the fabric gave literal tension to the image that expressed the tension of the subject matter. I haven't managed to get back to doing a riot or violence based scene in a long time and after going back over my previous embroideries I must admit that I would be tempted to take up a couple of these aggressive images again.

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Exhibition: Marshwood Arts Award 2015
Commission: No
For Sale: Yes
Size: Hight 41cm - Width 33cm - Depth 4cm

Embroidery Number: 12