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Caroline Kirton

Caroline's work has developed into snap shots of how she views teenage life, by observing her daughters and their friends. It is an observation of her relationship with my daughters as they progress through their teenage years, and considers how this relationship is always evolving. Her work is also concerned with the issues of control and how young people often feel they have no real control over their lives because of parental and official boundaries.  In addition she is trying to come to terms with the issues associated with letting go, as she tries to rationalise her own thoughts and feelings, of having to allow her children to grow up and become independent people in their own right.

In her practice she uses a combination of fabrics, free machine embroidery, appliqué, and screen-printing to create a moment in time through large-scale drawings.  Her pieces start with a saying or an overheard conversation and can be titled or left to the audience to interpret what the starting point may have been.