Alison Bailey Smith - UK

Masks circling in support

Masks circling in support
Alison Bailey Smith - UK

Merseyside, UK

Panel ref

My blue and white embroidered panel is about the collective response to Covid in UK, the wearing of masks and regular testing. The perimeter is made from repurposed masks (thoroughly cleaned) and evokes the design by David Wynne, on the fifty pence coin from 1973, for the UK joining the European Economic Community. It is surrounded by hands, symbolising the nine members of the Community, 'clasping one another in a mutual gesture of trust, assistance and friendship’. I feel these small measures plus hands, face space message are a simple way to keep our community safe. Better working together. It is also reminiscent of the intertwined hands clasping the heart in the Celtic love symbol the claddagh. Embroidered vintage linen, with repurposed masks, using chain stitch, and running stitch.

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The Future of The Covid Chronicle:

The Covid Chronicle is available for sale / exhibition by arrangement. The proceeds from the sale of the entire work would be in aid of MIND.  Please get in contact for further details.
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