Fetishes for Uncertain Times.

In uncertain times people may resort to the artefacts of ‘older magic':  amulets, charms and fetish objects.

Following my recent research into pre-Abrahamic religions I have created my own objects of agency and with my Fetishes for Uncertain Times I am creating textile objects that challenge form and function in a shifting world where old certainties are no longer in place.

I create random shapes from fabric pieces that are sewn together in no particular order, the shape only emerges as wadding is pushed into every corner and crevice. Amulet devices, in the form of twisted threads, shiny buttons and beads, embroidered knots and wavy lines, are then  added using traditional craft skills handed down through generations of women.

Red and White Fetish detail for web

Red and White Fetish – detail – 2017

Fabric, buttons, beads, embroidery, on metal stand (42 ins high)

£2250

Black, Grey and Red Fetish (one side) detail for web

Black, Grey and Red Fetish2017

Fabric, buttons, beads, braid, embroidery, metal stand (48 ins high)

£2250

Black, Grey and Red Fetish (other side) detail for web

Black, Grey and Red Fetish (the other side)-2017

Fabric, buttons, beads, embroidery, metal stand (48 ins high)

£2250

Grey and Black Fetish with Red detail for web

Black, White and Grey with Red Fetish-2017

Fabric, buttons, beads, braid, embroidery, metal stand (44 ins high)

£2250

Fetishes for Uncertain Times 2 on metal stands for web

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