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    'Reflections on loss - from darkness to light', Wave Trauma Centre, Belfast. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)
    'Reflections on loss - from darkness to light', Wave Trauma Centre, Belfast. (Photo: Martin Melaugh)

     

    Title of Textile:Reflections on Loss -from darkness to light
    Maker: Wave Trauma Centre, Belfast
    Country of Origin: Northern Ireland
    Year Produced: 2000c
    Size (cm): 1.32m x 2.60m
    Materials: A variety of natural and synthetic fabrics
    Type of Textile: Embroidered and appliquéd quilt
    Description:

    This quilt was designed and produced by female members of Wave Trauma Centre who have lost either a husband or a child as a direct result of thirty years of conflict in Northern Ireland.

    The theme of the quilt relates to the members' personal journeys of grief and despair, from the darkness of bereavement and loss to the light of hope for the future. This journey is depicted symbolically in the quilt.

    The piece takes the form of an embroidered tile dyed quilt using appliqué and featuring a lighthouse. The lighthouse represents guidance and protection through dangerous and troubled waters, and has been adopted by WAVE as its logo. A church and graveyard are also portrayed as integral to their journey.

    Owner: Wave Trauma Centre
    Location: Northern Ireland
    Original / Replica: Original
    Photographer: Martin Melaugh



    Textile exhibited at: The Art of Survival: International and Irish Quilts, 8/03/2008 - 19/04/2008



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