I am literally blogging while waiting for paint to dry. 😀
I came across Rozanne Hawksley’s work in “Creating Sketchbooks for Embroiderers and Textiles Artists” and fell in love with her beautiful, highly detailed, emotive and singularly morbid (yay!) work. I felt particularly moved by her pieces concerning difficult topics such as death, religion, birth control and war. As her website states, her work is based on the themes of life – “love and loss, war and suffering, isolation and the abuse of power, by focusing in on intimate details of what they mean to a specific individual.” I think she has a wonderful renaissance style – many Tudor and Jacobean elements coming through and I love the way she uses her materials like iconography, wood and bones to communicate. Very inspiring also that she is still working into her seventies.
Here is a photograph I took of some early 17thC gauntlets at the Fashion Museum in Bath to compare with her piece, “Et ne non inducas and lead us not”, which follows on.
More of her work below the cut –
There’s many more examples of her work on her website – http://www.rozannehawksley.com but unfortunately it takes a long time to load as some of the pages contain photos which are 6000px + ! Even my lovely Mac, which can usually handle anything and everything I throw at it, kicked up a stink. I saved some of her work for research and posted them on my flickr in the hope that more people would be as inspired by this artist as I am. You can find Rozanne on my flickr set – HERE