PIÈCE DE DISTANCE

SARA SIMPER

‘Home Sweet Home’ (2021)

Newspaper, acrylic paint, gesso and thread

36 x 57cm
‘Home Sweet Home’ is a mixed media piece which incorporates sewing and painting onto the surface of a newspaper. The image is of a chair in my house and, in using it as the focus of multiple works this term, I sought to examine the ways in which the pandemic has caused domestic environments to become stagnant and repetitive.

‘Home Studio’ (2020) 

Thread, canvas

28 x 38cm
Through the time-consuming and traditionally feminine act of sewing, I’ve sought to explore the increasingly domestic context my work has existed in since the pandemic began. This piece shows the interior of my bedroom, or ‘home studio’, as outlined in black thread. The work appears like a quick drawing but, in reality, took over 20 hours to construct.