Marram Scape (T119a)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Marram Scape

Made in

Surrey

Date

1994

Description

Linen wall hanging painted in pale blue, green and yellow and embroidered with pattern of squares and crosses.

Materials and techniques

Linen painted and marked with acrylics and water based crayons. Stitched by machine and hand with cotton and linen thread. The stitching and painting process is a multi layering activity, the paint laid down in thin layers, stitching stages before and after painting. Some thread is painted before any stitching.

Dimensions

length:  151cm
width:  42cm

Object number

T119a

Category

  • Marram Scrape, Polly Binns, 1994, Crafts Council Collection: T119. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

Maker's statement

I have been working in response to my feelings about areas of the north Norfolk coast since 1992. This piece is very much an important stage development in this working process and represents a turning point: scale, form, content and colour. I began to develop early on in a series of work and progressed slowly throughout a continuous period of producing a body of work for exhibition. It is very important to me.