“Tied is the first stage of an installation project using the format of the apron to explore the domestication of women. For Tied I asked family and friends to use the process of decorating that I provided as a way of reflecting upon their relationships with their mothers/and or daughters. I then interpreted these using imagery and textile processes such as devore and transfer printing to make my own versions of their original aprons, which are displayed, tied to one another in family groups.
Time constraints have meant that for the purpose of the Summer Show I have only managed to produce one group, which represents my own family: my mother, myself, my two sisters and our respective daughters.
I would like to thank the staff for their support and help during my residency; especially Ian Gilmour, textiles print technician, and Clare Lamkin and Helen Farrar who administered the AA2A scheme.”
You can images from the work Shaeron completed during her AA2A residency here.