I'll Never Forget That Fucking Itchy Hat 

I’ll Never Forget That Fucking Itchy Hat recollects hand made clothing from Graham’s childhood as a result of delving into dreams and memory. Through recollection Graham extracts the laborious, industrious and incessant making of clothing by her Mother, when sewing machines and knitting needles were part of everyday life. The coarsest hard wearing pure wool was used to make clothes that provided longevity and warmth but were extremely painful and itchy to wear. The work is a fond and playful reflection of this personal era that invokes humour and transports the viewer back to their own childhood with a broadly identifiable language and an ability to wholly communicate home life and family histories. This sculptural installation engages the emotional inner experience of the audience and projects the thoughts and memories of the artist into the mind of the spectator.




I'll Never Forget That Fucking Itchy Hat

Horizon Spraw, Ormston House, Limerick


 

 
 

 


 
 


I'll Never Forget That Fucking Itchy Hat

Making The Eighties The Decade Of Endeavor at

KTcontemporary Dublin. 

 
 



I'll Never Forget That Fucking Itchy Hat

Aran Wool Hand Knit, 189 x 176cm, 2011   

 
 



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 © Amanda Jane Graham