Untitled (T161)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Untitled

Made in

London

Date

2000

Description

Three part wall-hanging, with two frames per part that are joined with smocking, and a hinged centre, fabric stretched across the grames, with pink, brown and black prints and stitching.

Materials and techniques

Flour paste and stitched resist, discharge printed and painted. Machine pleating. Hand stitch. Silk and cotton thread. A smocking machine has been used for the pleating.

Dimensions

Packed Length:  77cm
Packed Width:  49cm
Packed Height:  17cm

Object number

T161

Category

References

Art Textiles 2 - The second major survey of British Artists working with textiles. (2000)
  • Untitled wall hanging, Caroline Bartlett, 2000, Crafts Council Collection: T161. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

    Untitled wall hanging, Caroline Bartlett, 2000, Crafts Council Collection: T161. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

Maker's statement

The work is part of a series which draws on ideas concerning the seductiveness of the written word and its ability to persuade and deceive, on the silencing of those who are unable to decode it, and on the links between text and textile. As a text might be unpieced and reworked, so are these pieces. The setting of this particular piece into a corner is an allusion to being sent as a child to read quietly in a corner "to be seen not heard".