The Queen of Snails




Hand embroidery on cotton. 2015. Framed with museum glass.

42cm x 51cm


Read the blog post about this piece here.

In our society we often elevate certain animals to god-like status whilst others are seen as ugly, scary, disposable, or unlucky. Hand embroidery has been traditionally used to decorate and embellish emblems of power and royalty, and reserved for only the wealthiest and esteemed. So my intention in part was to subvert this and invite the viewer to see these ‘ugly’ animals as the most beautiful, special and powerful beings.

2 thoughts on “The Queen of Snails

  1. This is such a gorgeous work, I’m surprised you don’t have any comments on it yet! I searched for ‘couching’ and happened upon your blog and I’m so glad I did, it’s wonderful. I love your snail and toadstool and all the incredibly fine detail. And I also love your ‘God of Intervention’.

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