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Paula Reason

Collect Open 2020, Stand E6, East Wing

Paula Reason's machine-embroidered sculptural silk panels provide an insight into the relationship that three established craftspeople have with their working environment. Nurture speaks about Kate Fedden's life at the heart of a creative family; Legacy reveals the objects and materials that have been central to Diana Springall's making process; and Michael Brennand-Wood's painful loss and recreation of a studio is countered in Renewal by pictorially wrapping the new studio in the 'comfort blanket' of the old.

Reason's background as an architect is evident in the scaled drawings that form the foundation of the work. Her aim is to help others to look at their own homes and studios to see how they influence their lives and creativity.

Paula Reason, Legacy (detail) – Part 1 of 2, 2019, Machine embroidery On painted raw silk, 51x124cm