Georgina Newson - Sand and Water
“Sand and Water” is a song by Beth Nielsen Chapman. The lyrics mean a great deal to our family. My surname is Newson and my first son died: I feel a deep connection with Edwin and Mary Bloomfield. The experience of grief is unchanged, but the stitching techniques used in C21st can differ from those of C19th. I have chosen to reflect the look of the original, whilst symbolic features express emotion. The words offered to bring understanding or comfort differ too. I hope the religious quotes eased the Bloomfields’ grief. Here, I gather secular words that bring us comfort.
Materials and techniques:
Cotton, Silk Organza, wet-strength tissue.
Metallic thread, beads.
Mono-print, Transfer print, Digital print, Procion dye.
Hand and machine quilting.