Myra Gilbert MA(RCA)
Myra has been exploring her memories of childhood and expressing her responses to them in a series of three dimensional mixed media pieces.
Her latest work pictured here, refers to early encounters with knitting as she watched her grandmother knit her a new blue wool cardigan. Other recent works include a series of gampi tissue dresses revisiting those made for each of her three younger sisters. The half scale children’s clothing is carefully constructed using fragile silk tissue paper made from a natural gampi fibre. They are cut and assembled by hand using finest silk thread. The hand written lines of her own poetry replicate the patterns of the original garment fabrics.
Her choice of media is influenced by an enduring fascination in the eroded husk-like nature of organic fragments found on the tide line at Fenella beach.