Sanctorium by Di Ellis
Materials: calico, wadding, polyester and embroidery thread, Velcro, safety pins hand quilting, solvent transfer, hand and machine stitched.
Dimensions: 150 x 92 x 48 cm
Part of my practice explores the theme of personal fortification in contemporary society.
Through protective garments and icons and amulets, I examine patriarchal order as imposed on women.
Sanctorium is a hand quilted protective cover for the “home” further fortified with amulets to protect the occupants from the rigours of the pandemic world that we currently live in.