Monday, 25 October 2010

Whitney Stansell

This is a sculptural piece made from ink, thread and 1950's and 1960's girl's dress patterns. The text on the garments is based on letters from Whitney Stansell's grandfather to her grandmother from two key events of their lives together. The sports jacket has letters written to his wife just after the birth of their first child, and the second prison uniform has letters from when he was incarcerated for money laundering. Whitney's work has a wonderful delicate quality, I love the layering of text and pattern, and the social history of this very personal piece of work


  1. What a beautiful work. Something so incredibly complete about it.

  2. Quite fascinating- I love the social-history part of it as well-x

  3. Absolutely gorgeous Hazel. Love finds like this.