Benjamin #2

September 2016


Netting, Cotton Calico, Digital Print, Hand Embroidery, Rope

textile sculpture hanging across the ceiling, in a white walled room

Benjamin #2 uses fabrics to tell the narrative of an adoptee, addressing the formation of identity.​

 

Drawing on my personal struggles in defining myself, Benjamin #2 communicates the precarious balance between our external safety net (perhaps: family, friends, community) while the internal mess and struggle of piecing together our identity continues after an experience of displacement.
 
Event: From The Third Floor, MFA Degree show
Venue: Cardiff Metropolitan, Cardiff School of Art and Design 

close up of artwork Benjamin #2, made up of red, blue and orange strips of fabric
close up of hessian rope ball and textile installation Benjamin #2 in the background