'Windows No. 2' by Michelle Driver
2016, hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen) – 35.5cm x 46cm (13.9″ x 18.1″)
:: FINALIST, Gallery M Open Contemporary Prize 2016
:: FINALIST, Contemporary Art Awards 2017
I have based the ‘Windows’ series on x-rays from various sources. They invite the viewer to peer into the very core of what makes up our identity. It shows us from the absolute inner-core of our being – something that we cannot fake, airbrush or Photoshop. It is a ‘secret portrait’, laying bare all that is true within us. The medium of hand woven tapestry further imbues the work with a sense of humanity through the many hours of tactile, hands-on work required to render these pieces.