Limited edition silk scarf: Phantom

 

Phantom, 2021

Limited edition silk scarf

100% silk

55 x 65cm

Edition of 50

Purchase before the 18th December at a special price of £65.

Regular price thereafter £75. 

Please note each scarf is handmade and slightly unique. 

 

About this edition

Earlier this year I exhibited Flaw, an installation of drawings recording the dust and dirt from the kitchen floor and other domestic grime. Each drawing was an investment of time and care in looking at the overlooked – I was deliberately abandoning housework to make artwork. One of the drawings, Phantom, rendered our uncleaned cooker hob in pencil and was shown on a fabricated boulder. For this edition, the photo-realist drawing of the hob is printed onto a scarf. Here it becomes an invitation to thwart Virginia Woolf’s ‘angel in the house’, adorn your neck in silk and step out into the world. 

“I discovered that….I should need to do battle with a certain phantom. And the phantom was a woman, and when I came to know her better I called her after the heroine of a famous poem, The Angel in the House…. I will describe her as shortly as I can. She was intensely sympathetic…She was utterly unselfish. She excelled in the difficult arts of family life. She sacrificed herself daily…in short she was so constituted that she never had a mind or wish of her own – “

Virginia Woolf, Professions for Women, 1931

Installation view ‘Flaw’, 20 Albert Road, Glasgow, 2021. Photo: Keith Hunter.

Thanks to: Dominic Paterson; Patricia De Vries; Charlie Hammond; Alan Shaw and the Centre for Advanced Textiles at The Glasgow School of Art; Georgina Starr.