(2015) embroidered period clothing

Graveyards have consistently provided the ideal conditions to nurture lichens – if not humans – facilitating them to grow undisturbed over long periods of time. Dotted with nineteenth century tombstones that sporadically recall the high rate of Victorian infant mortality, such sparsely-populated surroundings were sometimes places where babies were abandoned; exposed to cold and hunger, before the flora and fauna…

 

These highly detailed embroideries are not purely decorative; they trap a sleeve to a breast, a hem to a hip; contorting long discarded clothes and accommodating a different kind of life.

 

revised LICHEN GROUP

THE LAST INHABITANTS

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