Hand knitted 2-ply Shetland Lace Yarn
1000 × 1000 mm
Knitted by Audrey Yates
Commissioned by Pump House Gallery, London
Installation in Ceremony, Pump House Gallery, London 17 August – 9 October 2005. Shown alongside Serena Korda’s Love, Honour and Obey, 2004
My work often employs humour and text to communicate messages. I like to play on words to make visual suggestions. In this commissioned piece, “It Sucks”, I subvert the traditional hand knitted Shetland Lace christening shawl to communicate the very mixed feelings that I had upon the birth of my daughter and becoming a new mother.
Photography: Colin Guilemet