MATERIA POETICA


Hand-Stitched Collage
by the Poet

DEBORA GREGER

PRIVATE VIEW
6-8pm Thursday 11th July

The Exhibition continues through Wednesday 31st July

The workings of one of the collages.

“My collages begin in piles of paper – people, windows, planets, snakes, bugs – snipped from illustrated books. I use embroidery scissors made in Germany, found in my quest for a very fine, sharp point and blade. The idea for a collage begins in the images, which suggest possibilities I didn’t expect. When I took up collage after art school, I glued though not as well as I cut. Glue showed, paper buckled, so I started sewing down the scraps with monofilament nylon thread, lighter gauge than fishing line. The colored stitching on some collages is cotton embroidery floss. When I was six or seven, my mother taught me to sew. After her children were grown, she turned to making fabric kites and writing books about kite-making, which became best-sellers.  In ways I could not have foreseen, I have become my mother’s daughter.”

Debora Greger (Cambridge, 2019)

NOTHING WILL BE SOLD BEFORE THE EXHIBITION OPENS AT
6PM ON THURSDAY 11TH JULY 2019