Lynn Jackson - My Practice
"Drawing on memory, old
photos and my mothers fading recollections, I have been recreating
the clothing that I wore from infancy into childhood.
Using textile techniques and domestic skills my mother taught me many
years ago, metal wire is knit or crocheted to recreate birthday dresses
nightgowns, bonnets and booties that were thought to be lost in a distant
childhood. Replacing the clothing has led to replacing the toys which
I played with, such as Tabatha Twitchit, Peter Rabbit, the Mopsy Bunnies
and an un-named little yellow elephant that has a habit of sniffing
up his dreams. Dreams being G.I. Joe, sports cars and a life of magic
and fantasy. The dreams are cast in brass to become something permanent
in my present recollections.
Lynn Jackson, orriginally from Liverpool, UK, lives and works in Canada and is a member of The Canadian Sculpture Society and The Niagara Artist Centre. Since 2005 she has been awarded 3 times for her sculpture. She has been also involved in various community activities and teaching, working with adults and children.
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