Velvet Dreams of Silky Gauzes

2019

Silver Gelatin Prints

Work in progress comprising of photographic prints and text pieces that relate to the textiles manufacturing industry in Glasgow and Paisley. The images are a series of still lifes which depict various fabrics such as gauze and silk, produced from the 1770s onwards, and the latter production of threads in Paisley which ended in the 1970s. The images act both as still lifes and as evocations of abstracted female bodies, referencing both the market’s obsession of selling fabrics to women but also of the workforce in the textile and thread mills, which were majority female.