More evolutions

Not only did Valerie move from free form wall hangings to framed textile pictures but she also started to play with very controlled semi sculptural, almost bas-relief, pieces. Many of these works included metal, such as copper and brass, as well as steel shaped under instruction by her husband Hugh. Here we see “Tribal Woman” an early wall hanging from the seventies, followed by a slightly later metal and jute, helmeted figure and then the wrapped and stitched “Ladder Back Chair’, the “Crucifix” with the addition  of carved wood and the elaborately embroidered grandfather clock from the eighties.

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