Cleaning up after Mum

Cleaning up after Mum

Title: Cleaning up after Mum

Copyright: © Alison Muir

Date Made: March 2000

Dimensions: (H) 50 cm, (W) 36 cm, (H) 20 inches, (W) 14 inches

Materials and Commercial Techniques: old silk scarves, silk, polyester, glass buttons and beads and metal scarf tag  Machine appliqué, fused appliqué, machine quilting and buttons

Photographer: Alison Muir

Caption: Sometime you will become a mother to your mum. With Alzheimer's this arrives and leaves only when she is released. Mum died 25 years after it started and Dad and I cleaned out so he could move on too. The piece includes 3 of her scarves: poinsettias embroidered, cups and saucers and the blue emblems with buttons her father gave her. The whole piece is surrounded by flowers, which she loved.

Awards and Collections: Private Collection, Sydney 2002

Exhibitions: Sorjzons, the Antipodean mini suitcase exhibition with Sue Wademan in United Kingdom, Europe, South Africa (August and September 2000) and New Zealand late 2000

Publications: nil

Date compiled: January 2005

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