Convening Lives VI: Strung far and wide
Made for Cork Textiles Network's
"The Gathering" exhibition,
RDS Knit and Stitch show
Size: Approx 130cm high x 45cm wide
Materials: found objects,
Techniques: stitch, inkjet print,
Emmigration has always been part of the ebb and flow of man. It is a word that views this movement from the prospective of Here and carries with it a wistful sense of loss. But it needn't be so. Emmigrants are also pioneers, our connected people establishing a base over There. They work like mountaineers, connected by safety ropes, establishing guide ropes, so that in the end, a web of interconnections is built around the world. You only have to tug the ties to remind people you're there, to draw people in to you. You only have to sense the tugs on the ropes to know they're there.