Work by Kirstine Higgins :: Poem by Gerda Stevenson

textile art

My Birth in Her Hands

After a Beaten Metal Panel of that name, by Mary Macdonald; born Tipton, 1864, died London, 1933; an influential artist whose work became one of the defining features of the Glasgow Style. The panel was exhibited in Vienna, 1900, now part of the Hunterian Museum, Glasgow.

From Quines by Gerda Stevenson

Artist’s statement

The written word has been a source of inspiration for much of my textile work. I have always been interested in the feminine in art and welcomed the opportunity to dig deeper into the work of Margaret Macdonald. My work makes connections with places and people using cloth, stitch and print.

Working with needle, thread and cloth, I enjoy combining traditional textile printing and embroidery skills with computer technology. It is exciting to explore the creative possibilities open to me as an artist. From an original idea of Textiles as Text and with chance encounters on the way, my journey of discovery continues.