Secrets and Codes
89 x 94cm
Made for an exhibition celebrating Bletchley Park, home of the Enigma Machine and the code busting team during the 2nd World War.
The hand dyed fabric (Frieda Anderson) has stenciled bar codes and QR codes bringing the codes up to the 21st century. The quilting was stitched on an embroidery module and is Braille - another kind of code and secret to anyone who can't read Braille. The Braille dots were stuffed from behind and the slits covered with fused coloured circles. The message reads:
All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights
(Article One of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights)
2011 Exhibited at Bletchley Park, UK and awarded joint winner of Visitors' Choice (Sunday)
2014 Juried into Textile Surfaces , Walford Mill Crafts, UK and awarded 1st Prize