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Initially, my work started by seeking out the exquisite crochet doilies of my ancestors and creating pieces using these elaborate patterns. This successful searching soon turned into an examination of the intricate details created by the hours of work put into these doilies, by the women of my family. Forming the desire to explore patterns further, geometric forms were discovered in my work as a segue between the delicate crocheted doily and wanting to produce something much bolder through the infinite number of representations which could be made with pattern. This shift from the feminine doily to a bold geometric pattern formed, in a sense, a DNA type structure of my family’s history and fulfilled a personal need to turn everything into organized and controlled entities.

Stephanie Burke
Sarah Ada’s Sewjourn
2013

screen print, sewing on paper, 64.5cm x 64.5cm (series of 12)

Stephanie Burke

Monash University
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