Friday, 1 March 2013

The Sentient Handkerchief



Handkerchief Installation: Irish Exile/Migration: Mothers and
Daughters by Sarah Strong . 2012 . copyright
You may have read a previous blog post, Mothers and Daughters , about the work of artist, Sarah Strong. Well, I went down to London yesterday for a viewing of her installation, The Sentient Handkerchief. It was held in the warm and welcoming offices of mind yourself  in Islington which works to improve the well being of the Irish community in London.

I had already received a photo of my handkerchief  but I still didn't know what the complete piece of work would look like. Everytime I have mentioned this project to people I have filled up and got emotional - I didn't disappoint last night either!

Sarah Strong and her husband, John.






I got there early and was thrilled to see the final piece: 15 handkerchieves, 12 mother/daughter photos interspersed with 3 photos of willow trees. I have to admit I was very proud to see my Mum up there on the top row but that significance is clearly mine not Sarah's! The evening was well attended but sadly only two other "handkerchief girls " were able to make it: several lived abroad, others had family commitments etc. but it was lovely to meet those other two and to swap stories. As varied as our experiences were, we had all loved and lost our Mothers.

Thank you so much Sarah.

 If you'd like to be involved contact us on 0116 276 9186 or pop in to:

The Emerald Centre, Gipsy Lane, Leicester. LE5 OTB

We're now also on Twitter: follow me on  @irishleicester or join The Irish in Leicester group on Facebook.
Click here to view a map of The Irish in Leicester.


If you'd like to be involved contact us on 0116 276 9186 or pop in to:
The Emerald Centre, Gipsy Lane, Leicester. LE5 OTB

We're now also on Twitter: follow me on  @irishleicester

Click here to view a map of The Irish in Leicester.

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