Thursday, 16 June 2016

Daphne's Glove: Tamsin Abbott

Daphne's Glove piece by Tamsin Abbott: 'And She Was' 
 90cm tall x 32cm x 32cm  
Lime bast. Stripped hazel. Wool felt. Hand stitched.
Glove partner: Sharon Hall Shipp

“I realised that I had taken on this project for the excitement of doing something quite different from my usual work but along the way I’d persuaded myself that I would not be ’up to’ a response in textiles and that I must use the medium I am known for, glass.  After a frustrating period of not getting anywhere, it finally dawned on me that it was the glass element that was blocking my progress and that I needed to work with other materials even if that meant the quality of the finished piece would be somewhat suspect against the high standards of the rest of the group.
The long and convoluted path I had taken returned me to my pagan heart. Once I’d allowed my ‘sideline’ interest in Ovid’s story of ‘Apollo and Daphne’ to become my sole inspiration, progress began."



  1. I am so enjoying this exhibit! I have loved each one here, they are all amazing. It took me a bit too realize I didn't understand exactly what Daphne's Glove was about. I just finished reading the myth and immediately fell in love with it, and had a much deeper understanding of Daphne, and how each piece related to her. Learning the story has really added another dimension to all of the art in this exhibit.

    In your piece I can definitely see the glove as Daphne transforming into a tree, You have really caught the mod of the myth.

  2. You have completely caught the transformation of Daphne. Divine... Reading the myth really brought me a new dimension of understanding of all of these works. This has also gotten my creative juices flowing. Thank you for sharing your work with the world. Fran

  3. How I love your realisation of Daphne's glove. Thank you for explaining that your usual media, glass, was not 'right' in this oeuvre d'art. What came out is absolutely stunning!