Myra Gilbert MA(RCA)
Myra has been exploring the most formative memories of
her childhood, and expressing her responses to them in a
series of three dimensional mixed media pieces.
Her latest work is a 1950’s dress, a border section of
which is pictured here. It refers to her enduring memory of
watching her mother gardening. Each piece of work in this
series of ‘memory clothing’ is carefully constructed using
fragile silk-like tissue paper made from a natural gampi
fibre. They are individually cut and sewn by hand using
silk thread. The hand written lines of her own poetry
replicate the patterns of the original garment fabrics.
Other recent works include a series of gampi tissue
dresses revisiting those made for each of her three