Title: The Ten Commandments
Dimensions: 20 x 80cm
Description: This work relates to "The Ten Commandments" and the fact that they were given to us at Mount Sinai thousands of years ago and yet they have not only survived but flourished and are just as relevant today as they were then.
In order to create an 'Olde Worlde' map effect, baking paper was ironed onto the base fabric (face down) which gave me the grid lines needed to form the map. Appliqué paper was painted and ironed onto the cloth in order to create a base for the landscape. Different fabrics were then layered and sewn into place in order to create a landscape effect. Areas were burned into with a heat gun in order to reflect the belief that the Ten Commandments were burned into the tablets that were presented to the Jewish people at Mount Sinai. Wool and thread were used to delineate the shape of the maps of Israel (both historic and modern) which are joined, indicating the continuation of the faith of the Jewish Nation and their belief in the Ten Commandments.
My working process ties up with the layering that happens in history. The Jewish people have, over thousands of years, moved through and lived in many countries worldwise yet have maintained their heritage throughout the years.
Exhibition: Fibreworks TEN