Constellations and Coordinates

When I first began to stitch, it was from a place of great urgency. I later realised the purpose was an
attempt to tether myself to a happy ending, literally and metaphorically sewing myself to something
I yearned for, but was never going to be mine.

When I use no thread at all, just the perforation of the
needle, it stems from the deeply felt sense I have been severed from all those possibilities… there is nothing to bind me. I drift and make my own story.”

Fairbrother appears like an emblematic figure ushering in the dawn of a revolution.

Julia Carver, Bristol Museum and Art Gallery