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I am exhibiting in the Imprints exhibition at The Museum of Somerset with The South West Textiles Group from 1oth Oct 2015 – 2nd Jan 2016. All work in the exhibition has been inspired by artifacts on display in the museum.
The piece of textile art I am exhibiting has been inspired by The South Cadbury Shield, a bronze age shield buried at the base of South Cadbury castle. I was particularly inspired by the description by the archaeologists of the possible ritual that took place during original burial and used this to formulate ideas for the piece. The piece contains many layers, some hidden, reflecting the layers that build up over time. I wanted to place the shield in a prominent place within the work while allowing all the other aspects to interact. The aerial map of Cadbury Castle in the right hand upper corner links with the shield at the location the it was discovered.
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