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Emma Witter: Masks (2022)

Emma Witter: Masks (2022)

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Emma Witter
Bone on woven sinamay
Set of 3 unique masks, available individually or as a complete set
H 19 x W 15 x D 4 cm

"These set of masks are elaborate patterns crafted in tiny chicken feet bones onto woven sinamay - a strong, organic fabric used for millinery. In Jamaica, where chicken feet are a delicacy - my Great Grandmother lived in the small fishing village of Saint Elizabeth and would weave grass hats for the fisherman, to make ends meet.

From far across the ocean, and a different era of time - I feel connected to her through this shared act of making. The repetition of form to create a (mock)textile - is very much inspired by Anni Albers and the story of her repeating objects on the floor with her students when the looms hadn’t arrived yet for their weaving classes. This story teased open my constrained idea about textiles, into recognising a more abstract expression."

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