Christening Robe (for Oisin), 2009

Suspended glass installation comprising of pate de verre elements, sand carved and slumped glass sheet

Dimensions: h120 x w90 x d15 cm

Date: 2009

This  piece is based on a Christening Robe that has been in my family for over a 100 years. During the years I was christening my children it hung in my room. It made me think about my ties to the past and my female lineage. I began to document who else had worn the robe and around this time the first wearer of the robe (my grandfather) died. This piece of fabric then became a link between the past, present and future and the delicate and fragile links that tie them together.

Currently held in the Permanent Collection of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland

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