Come What May is another product of coping with Movement Control Order and being quarantined alone. It consists of 3 separate pieces of weaving, with an assortment of hand stitched and embroidered patterns and markings. There is a noticeable gap between the weavings. Similar to the previous work, Survival Kit, the practice of random hand stitching and freeform embroidery grant- ed my mind some peace and leniency in creating this piece while being under strict con nement rules. Subconsciously, the patterns and markings that were made on the weavings resembled the feared “C” word.
Come What May reminds me that whatever happens, there is still hope in everything, and there is unity in times of struggle.
Weaving consists of various yarns and cotton, hand stitched with jute rope, cotton string, red wool and thread
65” x 47”
IONA MOIRA EVEMARIE DANALD
Identifying as Bidayuh and working primarily with textile, Danald’s work is an exploration of femininity, mental health and recovery. Trained in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, Danald left her role as a Research & Development Engineer in 2017 to focus on her mental health. Through her journey of recovery, Danald rediscovered her initial life’s dedication – her commitment to working with the less fortunate and people with disabilities through visual arts. She helped adults with disabilities and taught art therapy during her residency at Asia Community Services’ Stepping Stone, Penang, and volunteered to teach remedial classes at St Mary’s Primary School, Kuching, in 2019. Currently, she’s an art teacher at Mont Kiara, Kuala Lumpur.
Danald is the Winner of Spotlight 2019 by Penang Art District and Malaysia Emerging Artist Award Finalist 2019. She has participated in numerous group exhibitions in Kuching, Penang and Kuala Lumpur. AYE : Across Sarawak and Scotland is her first solo exhibition.