Global Talent Visa
Woven polypropylene mail sack, cotton embroidery thread
105 x 58 cm
2019 - 21
First revealed in solo exhibition POUR THE FEAR: Solastalgic Synchronicities at Lunchtime Gallery, Glasgow (Scotland). This project is featured in KUBA Paris, Bonn (Germany).
Global Talent VISA
I cross stitch across woven plastic, a sac full of dreams, of old nightmares.
Cross-stitch was taught to me by my mother. In Ukrainian culture, embroidery work is approached with good intentions and calamity of mind; a sentiment that echoes contemporary psychotherapy techniques such as mindfulness. Considering sustainability and the therapeutic qualities of working with textiles, I stitched this work whilst applying for an Exceptionally Promising Global Talent Visa endorsement amidst the Covid-19 lockdowns.