Over the last three years I have been creating costumes designed for everyday living or survival in London. These have mainly taken the form of newspaper costumes, including an outfit made from icons from an app designed to help you save money, a floppy paper suit of British armour and tassels developed for attachment to a cloak or shield designed to both represent and ward off fears concerning Brexit.
My latest costume is an evolving pilgrimage suit that I started work on last Summer in connection with a series of workshops and commission for a cabinet space at PEER Gallery. Milk tops from a collection of mine have been insulated with tape and pinned onto a mail sack. I went on my first walk last year along a section of the Pilgrim’s Way with my dad then using images from the walk, have hand cut my own milk tops attaching them into the costume to replace damaged or worn patches with seasonal flowers and sights.
This Summer together with artist and educator Amy Ash we will walk around Holyhead in alternative directions retracing the steps of St. Cybi and St. Seriol. We will both be contemplating physical and political changes to the landscape, myself from the perspective of an independent florist and herself as an artist married to a Londoner but nevertheless coerced into leaving London due to visa issues.