These works celebrate the qualities of the artist associated with each song – their character, ingenuity and passion.
Stronger and Stronger 2 are vessels intended to convey the issue of frailty and fortitude, taking the line from a song recently sung on a cancer ward; ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ – Kelly Clarkson & Kanye West. Oh! And let’s not forget the bling.
Back to Black by Amy Winehouse and Purple Rain by Prince, are about the artists’ personality and strength.
Melting Pot, believed to be about racial harmony, sung by Blue Mink and Boyzone.
Back to Black, 2015 36 x 20 cm, merino, Shetland and Jacob with black enamelled brass mesh
Back to Black (another angle), 36 x 20 cm, merino, Shetland and Jacob with black enamelled brass mesh
Back to Black (from the top), 2015, 36 x 20 cm, merino, Shetland and Jacob with black enamelled brass mesh
Purple Rain, 2015, 36 x 38 x 30 cm, Plant dyed British wool, steel mesh with silver and linen warp thread
Stronger 2, 2015, 24 x 15 x 15 cm, Plant dyed British wool, silver coated brass mesh and silk polyester thread
Melting Pot, 2012, 36 x 52 cm, Merino, Mulberry Silk, viscose, banana, jute, various yarns and lace
Stronger, 2013 x 29 x 20 cm, merino, steel mesh and gauze