Embroider the Truth

Blog by artist/printmaker Dawn Cole

Seeing the unseen

Taking things apart to see how they work is something I often do. I can’t always put them back together and often find components ping out and the thing never … Continue reading

May 1, 2020 · Leave a comment

In Isolation

I am fast forwarding in this blog post to work I have been doing this week. I had intended to write posts that followed the development of my latest project … Continue reading

April 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

A Flower Arrangement In Every Room

Working from photos has been a big part of my practise for many years, but they are normally old photos and primarily from my family archive. Recording my Mum’s home … Continue reading

April 11, 2020 · Leave a comment

Making Arrangements

It is two years ago now that I cleared my Mum’s home after her move to a Care Home and ‘Making Arrangements’ is a response to this time, to this … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · Leave a comment

Tearing my hair out

A recent blog post by artist Kate Murdoch has made me revisit my own blog and now, looking back, I realise I never finished writing this post from earlier this … Continue reading

November 20, 2019 · 2 Comments

End of Day

For a long time now, at the end of a days printing in my studio and time permitting, I have been creating prints from my clean up rags. These overlooked, … Continue reading

September 2, 2019 · 2 Comments

Time is a Healer part 1

Time is a Healer is a new body of work responding to ideas around loss through war and conflict and inherited trauma. The ideas have come from my own personal … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

To live in hearts of those we love is not to die – Time is a healer part 2

  To live in hearts of those we love is not to die Whilst researching and developing the work for Neither Use Nor Ornament exhibition I have, over the past … Continue reading

February 21, 2019 · 1 Comment

The Printmaker In Me

    The work I am making for the Neither Use Nor Ornament exhibition bears only a passing resemblance to the work I originally proposed for the project way back in 2017. … Continue reading

February 3, 2019 · 4 Comments

Empty Clocks

I have been looking back on old blog posts today and realise I haven’t written anything on this blog for a while. Much of my focus over the past 18 … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · 1 Comment
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