Woman’s Work is a glimpse of a new life, a narrative of the journey which is undertaken for a family to form.
The hexagon pattern found in traditional British quilts implies chemical diagrams describing the molecules which form the DNA structure. This work is a route to utilising these shapes in combination with the DNA diagram and the quilt image as a comfort and safety metaphor to form a cocoon-like structure, a safe place in which a new life can thrive.
The DNA chain is long and narrow. Each of the three panels consists of two strands of DNA, gradually twisting and combining from top to bottom to make a single “offspring” strand at the base of the structure.