Jessica Rankin

Heavier Than Air (after Lyn Hejinian)


Embroidery on organdy, 146.5 x 144 cm

"With my earlier work, I wanted the heavily embroidered areas of the pieces to exist in contrast to the fragility of the base fabric. I liked the fact that often the shadows of the embroidered areas became as much a part of the piece as the thread itself. The sense of something being heavily worked upon and laboured over and yet, having almost no physical body was interesting to me, and related to my ideas around the weightiness of thought."