'Windows No. 1' by Michelle Driver
2015, hand woven tapestry, wool, cotton & linen – 35.5cm x 52cm (13.9″ x 20.4″)
:: WINNER Open Prize, Port Pirie Art Prize 2016
:: FINALIST, Emma Hack Art Prize 2016
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.