Mother Hen is the materialisation of my maternal genealogies and the female role models in my life. Six square weavings are the textile dedication to the women whom have played a role in my partner and I’s life; consisting of our mothers and grandmothers, and my sisters. Hand stitched silhouettes of their side profile distinguishes their unique features, which is further highlighted through the different multicoloured wool using as the weft in the individual weaving pieces.
There is honour in the preservation and celebration of these women and their legacy, whom have greatly influenced me in throughout my life.
Vintage wool donated from family members
& collected from charity shops
18” x 18”
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.