'Windows No. 4' by Michelle Driver

Michelle Driver 2017, hand woven tapestry (wool, cotton, linen) – 28.5cm x 28.5cm (11.2″ x 11.2″)

::  FINALIST, Irene Davies Emerging Artist Award 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.