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Lizz Aston: Antiquated Notions, 2011, paper burn-out, embroidery, 20 x 20"

Antiquated Notions is a series of works that explore the relationships and residual connections we feel to domestic objects of the past. The patterns and forms explored take reference from the knotted and interlaced structures of lace doilies. The process of free-motion embroidery and burning are used to intricately render a fabric of negative spaces, as the images are laboriously burned-out and excavated from within the fibre. Each piece in the series works to examine themes of attachment, transience and mourning while celebrating a reverence for the preciousness of materials and the hand-made object.