Publications, paintings, prints, collages
Creating a Collage
If these images have triggered personal family memories, you might
wish to commission a bespoke piece, unique to your own ancestors
I can make a textured, photo-fabric collage using your memorabilia.
I can also help you excavate your stories using family genograms and constellations.
Please contact me for more
I created ghostly portraits using
the torn pieces of lace and faded photographs carried out of Germany by
my Granny and her sisters when they fled the Nazis. They were always sewing,
even before” Kaiser Bill” led the Germans into World War One.
My grandmother had longed to become a doctor, like her brother, to rip
up her sewing, to rip open her corsets and to become herself.
My book illustrates the process of creating the Burnt Histories
installation through words and images. I describe using heat distressed
textiles, assembling collage, printing and photo-montage. My ancestors
are also brought to life on the page as I describe their experiences as
I, too, am the daughter of refugees.
Histories - the story of an installation