Jul 23, 2019

Portraits ~ Machine Embroidery On Water-Soluble

The following portraits began with a 'selfie' in 2013. 
At that time I was interested in doing portraits of my direct female line with old photos that I had of my gr.gr.grandmother, my grandmother and my mother. 
In 2017 I was informed that my mitochondrial DNA had been newly recorded as being 20,000 yrs old ... WOW ... my mind did some major flips, my imagination was unstoppable, resulting in a portrait that I imagine may be what my ancestral 'mother' may have looked like 20,000 yrs. ago.

Ancient Ancestor of the mtDNA sequence A1438G


Margaret Davidson Deacon
Esther Irene Deacon Currie
Laura Irene Currie Deacon - being blocked


Sharron Deacon Begg...................................................................................................................................................................

And Then; along came a need for a show .... Evelyn Nesbitt representing an antique corset for; 

'Re:Fashion'
Wellington County Museum & Archives
Fergus, Ontario, Canada
Opening Sunday, September 15, 2019




This old corset was found in the walls of an old hotel that was being renovated. I have tried to replicate the lace. Evelyn Nesbitt was one in a stable of young beautiful women who modelled these corsets and other clothing for Ladies Wear advertisements in newspapers and magazines around 1900.

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