‘Arachne’s Web’- Vinny Stapley

My work about strong women has prompted me to rediscover the histories of ordinary women who, despite abuse, trials and ordeals, strived to survive and protect their families against all odds.

To honour them I have created icons, sometimes portraits, sometimes symbolic objects, within precious embroidered frames, to represent them. 

Fragile and delicate Webs, made from old clothes and artefacts made by women, connect them, their stories are literally woven into the webs, reaching across time and space to honour and remember them.

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