This was my final piece for the MA Multi-Disciplinary Printmaking an it is currently half on display at the Royal West of England gallery as part of their annual open exhibition. I say half because although I submitted it as a sculpture and wanted it shown in the whole it has been placed against a black curtain. Still we do what we can and endure what we must.
The work references Japanese Boro coats, hand-me-downs that were patched repeatedly and passed on to succeeding generations. In the later half of the 20thC they became collectable and examples can be found in museums and galleries, such as Sri, prices on application! Interestingly the V & A gallery in London has a, ‘Make your own: Japanese ‘Boro’ bag‘ .pdf instruction.
There are many examples of Boro on pinterest, and some excellent information courtesy of Heddels.