Textile Biennial, Museum Rijswijk, Holland - 9. maj - 27. sept. 2015

Coming Up - Mille Fleur og Recall

Recall: My family, grandparents, uncles and aunts have been farmers. During big celebrations  the tables were covered with white damask cloth. I wondered about theese stables of white linen – washed, handlet with bluing, hung out along the fields to dry, carefully ironed and sharp folded. Maybe I also felt a little mystified around all that work and caring around the white - and confused around the nearly invisible patterns. When I grew older I discovered that theese innocent linens, if you looked closeley at the detail, could give erotic associations. I have tried to recall the old tradition in a new technique, and I am pleased that the result gives the tapestry a range of readings - from associations to the pleasures of the flesh to something mental or spiritual.