Emma Jackson

Emma Jackson



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Ethernet Neurones

My work seeks to reflect the notion of cells and individuals connecting by superhighways of electric signals – be they neurones or fibre optic pathways that light up when we communicate and reconnect.………

During this period of lockdowns and ‘shielding’ so many of us are isolated and finding the only way to connect and communicate is through our electronic devises and online. This has meant a steep learning curve for many, teaching ourselves how to operate our phone/laptop/ tablet cameras, navigating FaceTime and Zoom. Learning new tasks has never been so important for our mental health and well being. It stimulates the neurones in our brains firing electronic signals from cell to cell as we develop these new skills. These internal communications pathways can be found throughout our bodies organ systems signal messages, for instance to our immune defence to alert it to fight infection and disease.  These communication system are echoed in the hidden underground network of fibre optics that are helping us to communicate and connect to others.

Materials and Techniques: 
Merino wool, felted EL wire.
Wet felted 3d hollow forms felted round a resist, raised circle opening made by embedding felted circles of felt and cutting away opening. Wool felted around EL wire
Artwork size in CM: Width……20cm… Length……35cm….. Depth……20cm

Elana Sigal

Title: Sign Of The Times
This piece is reminiscent of a kaleidoscope in the patterns in the felted fringed border. The constantly  changing nature of the patterns in a kaleidoscope reflect changes in our daily life. The centre section is separated and is composed of cells. These cells are ever-changing as are those which are present in the Covid-19 virus. Each cell or bubble can be a reference to our need for social distancing and maintaining our household bubbles to prevent the spread of Covid. A Kaleidoscope can be used as an escape from our regular daily view of things in our immediate world. An escape that seems much needed at this time. The piece is shaped like a shield to reflect how we need to shield ourselves against and from the present pandemic.  


Materials and Techniques
Wet and needle felted wool


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