Project Description

5 Times

Printed silk Chiffon, Nuno felted and stitched.
119cm x 166cm . Wood frame mount.   2020

Five Times More is the working title for a series I felt compelled to create after reading the UK governments response to a petition I signed last year; they released a document about maternal care for black British women and confirmed some astonishing data about the pregnancy outcomes for Black women, Asian women and white women. Namely: Black women are 5 times more likely to die from causes related to pregnancy than whites women.

The other statistic that stuck in my mind was: Black babies have a 121% increased risk of stillbirth and a 50% increased risk for neonatal death compared to white babies.

The collection will eventually include 5 or 6 large Nuno felted textiles and several collaged images aluminium prints