An exploration of personal and social history through textiles by London-based artist Cecilia Charlton. Brought up in a needle-crafting family, Charlton combines her knowledge of hand sewing and passion for abstraction to create meticulous “needle-paintings” that raise broader questions about traditional gender roles and art in the social sphere:

“Time, as a result, becomes central to the works because of the time-consuming nature of needlecraft; the works themselves indirectly evoke a sense of timelessness and ephemera — they seem at once preserved and yet contemporary.”

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Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

Cecilia Charlton

 

 

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