"Flourish" is about letting go, allowing growth and not hiding from the world.
I want it to say: "This is who I am, I'm going to fly and I am not apologising!" It taps right back into my concept of "Acceptable Flesh". (See "Not Whining But Screaming") Oh for all of us to feel nurtured, nourished and valued unconditionally irrespective of our physical or monetary status!
I suppose it is more the way I want to feel than how I am most days.
When I think about how I made this piece it seems like I threw everything at it; highly textured painted canvas, fragments of polychromatic silkscreen printed calico, constructed silk fibres, dyed mulberry bark, mixed threads.
And it's red, shoutingly RED!
Because it had to seem bold and unapologetically blooming.
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