Kate describes the work, thus:
“A pair of pristine white 1950â€™s gloves was a very beautiful and â€“ aspirational thing for women of that time, although they often belied the work worn hands they hid.
I have turned the gloves inside out, dyed them with Eucalyptus cordata, stitched them, embellished them, so they are presented in a more raw and honest light, accentuating the more limited mould of their origins.”
I just love this piece – the idea of ageing something, turning it inside out and revealing the hidden centre, both physically and emotionally, appeals to me so strongly.
Unfortunately, I can’t find any real information about Kate Fletcher, she has another piece of work on the same website and she seems to be based in Tasmania, Australia but that’s it. Kate, if you happen to find this blog entry and you do have a website, let me know and I’ll happily link to it.
It kind of proves my point though, doesn’t it – artists need to have more information about themselves easily available online. While I don’t mind spending ten minutes looking for information on artists, it’s much easier for me to promote you if you pop up in Google straight away. And if you don’t have a website at all, then you’re definitely missing out on a lot of potential publicity from other artist bloggers. I have to go off and do this evening’s Diary Project envelope but then I think I’ll start looking at how to improve your Google rating, since it’s something that several people have asked about.