Protest at the RCJ (Made in Europe II)
The idea for this quilt came on the same walk that inspired my Made in Europe 1 piece.
A friend and I had been to an exhibition at Tate Modern and were walking along The Strand, passing the Royal Courts of Justice. Memories flooded back of when I worked in family law, before retirement, and would travel from Bristol to the RCJ in London most weeks. Often, after court, I would leave the building and run into a protest of some kind or huge media attention for someone famous. I still, occasionally, miss the buzz.
I love the building and the idea to represent it grew in my mind.
I visited again to take photographs. You never actually see this view as, using artistic licence, I removed some obstacles and made free with the layout in order to achieve the perspective I wanted.
The outlines were drawn in pencil on white cotton and then freely stitched and finally painted. I added appliqued pieces where appropriate.
White cotton, assorted threads and fabric paint.