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Four seals (Tromso)

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Digitally printed freehand machine embroidered textiles, 2014. The skulls are based on ones at Tromso Polar Museum, the maps and charts relate to where those specific species can be found. They are approximately life sized.

Southern Greenland 2014

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Truelove amongst the Ice

In July 2014 I was fortunate enough to go on a trip to Iceland and Greenland.  Sailing from Liverpool (appropriately an old whaling port) we visited Reykjavik where I saw orca, as well as a wide range of traditional tools and implements made from stranded whales at the National Museum and Skogar Museum.  The Icelandic […]

Five Whales Series

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In 2013 on my month long voyage around various Arctic Seas I saw five different species of whale and visited several whale centres, heritage whaling sites and museums with skeletons of whales on display.  A series of quilted textile pieces evolved from sketches and photographs of the  skeletons, maps both current and historic of the […]

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Five Whales – Orca

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Quilted textile with digital print and freehand machine embroidery (25 x 35 cm)

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Five Whales – Humpback

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Quilted textile with digital print and freehand machine embroidery (55 x 30 cm)

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Five Whales – Minke

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Quilted textile with digital print and freehand machine embroidery (45 x 35 cm)

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Above the City of Elves II

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Above the City of Elves II

Screen Print (25 x 20 cm) in black and white of a mountain above the village of Bakkagerdi on the East coast of Iceland.  There is a volcanic plug near the village where the Queen of the Elves lives.

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Above the City of Elves I

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Screen print (25 x 25 cm) of a mountain above the village of Bakkagerdi on the East Coast of Iceland.  There is a volcanic plug near the village where the Queen of the Elves lives.  I visited here in summer 2013 and it was beautiful.

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