Through the mechanical way of weaving this Glencoe inspired piece, I was able to physically document and preserve the memory in textile form. Hame is a free flow weaving piece, made from individually hand tied wool on my Ashford Loom. The wool materials were sourced from all over England and Scotland, and some were kindly donated by family members. Like painting on a canvas, I woven the impressive landscape of Glencoe, and its mountains and hillside, where I spent my winters with my family.
From the autumn coloured moors to the snow covered mountain tops, from the fresh patches of green grass to the sheltered bushes of wildflowers; Hame encapsulates all aspects of the spectacular Scottish countryside.
Vintage wool collected from
family members & charity shops
110” x 21”
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.