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Crafts Council

Unmarked Lives

About this project

I am an international person. My grandparents came from the four corners of the earth and met and married in Canada. My diverse family is Scottish, Japanese and Lithuanian, and Ukrainian-born Jewish. This project has focused on the lives of my forebears, trying to represent their emotions, their dreams, their struggles. They were ordinary people without a presence in history. I am trying to commemorate lives which were often unmarked, to celebrate them.


£300 — £5500


Textiles, Paper


Textiles, Paper
Scratching the Surface
121 cm x 183 cm, linen, cotton, wool, based on the upturned hull of a boat in a village in Lithuania, near where my great-grandparents had lived, prior to their emigration by boat

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