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. 

Pieced hexagon panels 

Perspex