Milk, iron, copper, blackberry ink, Indian ink, and plant dyes on wool and calico, thread
Commissioned by Temple Bar Gallery + Studios for Dublin Art Book Fair 2022: A Caring Matter curated by Rosie Lynch. Images © Louis Haugh courtesy of Temple Bar Gallery + Studios
An ongoing project, Care Quilt pieces together a range of perspectives and experiences on the way care is enacted or undermined within systems in the built and natural environment. These are committed to cloth using dyes and inks made with plants and metals found in rural, derelict, or construction sites, the hedgerow or community garden, to suggest a colour palette for care, conservation and collaboration in society. The 2022 iteration stemmed from an extended dialogue as part of To Care, a collaborative programme by Workhouse Union and VISUAL.
Detail featuring text from Tronto. J, Demographic Care Politics in an Age of Limits, Global Variations in the Political and Social Economy of Care, Routledge, 2012.