Wednesday 21 August 2013

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This hand sewn patchwork urn (made using a new pattern devised with a the generous help from an architect friend) was made from a second hand table cloth bought shortly after my arrival back in Copenhagen for the summer. It's the kind of table cloth that used to be fairly common in the 1950's, and it appealed to me due to its porcelain-like sheen and pattern. While I was working on the urn my grandmother passed away after a short illness. Today would have been her 90th birthday.

The week after her death I came across the Chinese teacup in a charity shop, exactly the kind of teacup my gran had when I was a child; a teacup with a hidden treasure which only reveals itself after you take the last sip.

The b/w photograph was taken the day my grandparents were married, it's one of very few photos that exists of my gran as a young woman. The flowers are from outside the hospital, photographed one of the last times I visited her.


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