The Undoing of Penelope

This work started with the process of undoing, taking away the warp or weft 
that makes the weave and replacing it with coloured threads. While doing this 
I started to think about the story of Penelope, from The Odyssey. She would 
spend the day weaving at her great loom, but spend the night undoing her day's
work. Slowly the story began to weave its way into the work.

The work was all made while I was artist in residence at Bankley's Studio 20,
during May and June 2016. The work was then shown at Bankley gallery in 
Levenshulme.
 


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Godlike Odysseus | 2016
linen | thread
111 x 195 cm





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Thoughtful Telemachos | 2016
linen | thread
123 x 88 cm





penelope
Penelope | 2016
linen | thread | wood
189 x 85 cm





grey-eyed athene
Grey-eyed Athene | 2016
linen
184 x 127 cm





twelve maids crop
Twelve maids-a-hanging | 2016
linen | thread
150 x 138 cm





kalypso
Queenly Nymph Kalypso | 2016
linen | thread
96 x 118 cm




dawn1
Dawn with the Rosy Fingers | 2016
linen | thread | wood
145 x 170 cm



Laertes
A Shroud for Laertes | 2016
linen | thread
77 x 27 cm



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Eurykelia | 2016
linen | thread
28 x 15 cm




book stand
The Undoing of Penelope | 2016
book | perspex
23.5 x 16 cm




poseidon and polyphemos
Polyphemos and Poseidon | 2016
paper | typewriter ink | carbon paper | pins
84.5 x 119cm
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