Artist: Joanna Wilde
Title: Bad touch the muse consumed
Attribution: Bad touch the muse consumed, Joanna Wilde, 2018
Materials: threads used are silk, cotton and metallic - stitched onto solufleece
Image Statement: This is a small self portrait made of threads held together with hand-stitched chain stitch. Separately hand-stitched rosebud lip motifs are used as eyes and mouth. This was made as a meditation on abuse invoking the dissociation/disappearance of self that is consequent upon such experiences. The threads used are silk, cotton and metallic - the latter of which invokes the inflammatory physical damage that remains in the body after trauma. The edges are left deliberately frayed, a possibility inherent to textile and the photograph presents the shadow it casts with the intention to invoke unseen consequences.