Weave, “The Spring of 2020”, silk, linen, paper. The virus-induced panic buying and hoarding of certain key items inspired textile- and jewellery artist Pamela Wilson to create her two weaves. In her native country Australia, it was first toilet paper then wine that was flying off the shelves.The authorities issued buying restrictions to quell alcohol stockpiling and the new limit per customer was set to a mere 18 bottles of wine per day (!)
Wilson gathered a lot of wine labels and combined them with linen and silk weaves to create her unique textile works. The first weave is with unbleached silk which appears like thin gauze and alludes to hospitals, while the second weave is more vibrant in colour and is inspired by Spain – an epicentre of the Coronavirus. Both works are mounted on paper and measure 45 x 45 cm.
Pamela Wilson (b. 1954) resides and works in Stockholm. She studied textile, silversmithing and goldsmithery at Canberra School of Art and The Australian National University in Canberra. Wilson is represented at Nationalmuseum in Stockholm and The Public Art Agency.
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