Wednesday, 24 July 2024

Textile Details

'Life as we know it', by Deborah Stockdale. (Photo: Colin Peck)
'Life as we know it', by Deborah Stockdale. (Photo: Colin Peck)


Title of Textile:Life as We Know It
Maker: Deborah Stockdale
Country of Origin: Republic of Ireland
Year Produced: 2009
Size (cm): 55cm x 68cm
Materials: digitally scanned drawings on cotton, overpainted, with embroidery and hand quilting
Type of Textile: Arpillera

This piece, with its strong references to quilt-making, absorbs the arpillera tradition of telling a story. Here, the cycle of a woman's life, from infancy to old age, is depicted. The maker uses the image of the spiral, recognized globally and through time as a symbol of continuation; to illustrate the ongoing pathway we all follow (women and men) from birth to death and the evolution that this entails physically and emotionally. Stockdale's imaginative use of textile painting, as well as quilting styles, makes this a rich and colorful development of the arpillera style.

Owner: Deborah Stockdale collection
Location: Deborah Stockdale, Donegal, Republic of Ireland
Original / Replica: Original
Photographer: Colin Peck
Provenance: Deborah Stockdale

Textile exhibited at: Women's Real Lives , 5/03/2009 - 28/03/2009
Arpilleras that Cry Out, 22/06/2009 - 10/07/2009
Textiles with a Story, 4/12/2009 - 4/12/2009
Arpilleras: Voices on Tapestries, 8/03/2010 - 31/03/2010
Arpilleras: Embajadoras para el Bicentenario Quilts/Arpilleras: Ambassadors for the B, 14/04/2010 - 20/05/2010
Exhibit of Chilean Arpilleras, 20/05/2010 - 22/05/2010
Textile Voices From Our City: 2013 & Story Textiles From Around The world , 3/08/2013 - 9/10/2013

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