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Desire | Dread, Original Artwork by Amelia Dowling

$320.00

Desire | Dread, Original Artwork by Amelia Dowling, Hand Embroidery on Linen, Cotton Thread, Wooden Dowel and Acrylic Paint, 385 x 270mm, 2020

About the work:

Desire | Dread, Original Artwork by Amelia Dowling.

This work draws on the theory of shadow work by Psychoanalyst Carl Jung. He said “We carry our past with us… and it is only with enormous effort that we can detach ourselves from this burden.” Utilising the slow and meditative practice of hand embroidery as a bodily act of healing, the artist works to unravel, subvert and re-write personal and communal narratives.

Amelia Dowling’s work explores concepts around vulnerability, memory, personal narrative, and the unconscious. The artist uses text and embroidery to investigate the intimate and public power that art holds to connect, protest, subvert, play, and heal. The result is a visual study of radical softness and resistance interwoven with grief and humour.

About the Artist:

Amelia Dowling is an Australian textile artist based in Melbourne. In 2007 she graduated with a Bachelor of Fashion Design and in 2013 completed a Master’s degree in Art History and Curatorial Studies.

Artwork Details:

– Hand Embroidery on Linen, Cotton Thread, Wooden Dowel and Acrylic Paint

Product Details

Dimensions
H: 385mm
W: 270mm

Artist
Amelia Dowling

Material
Hand Embroidery on Linen, Cotton Thread, Wooden Dowel and Acrylic Paint

Origin
Australia

Era
Contemporary