Friday 24 November 2017

My Family Protect

My family protect
My ex
A big Irish man
Nobody messes with
My nephew.
Stay inside
Walk away
A bit of karate.
Always go to me dad
down the road.
When you’re on your own
Got to watch your back.

Ann Marie Abberley

embroidered sunflower from the project Armour

Armour is a project that uses words and stitches to explore the ways we protect ourselves. It is a collaboration with veterans of armed conflict and with people who have lived experience of homelessness. We asked people to describe their personal "armour", physical and mental. Artworks inspired by gambesons, the quilted jackets worn under suits of armour, were made out of rust dyed fabric and embroidered with poems, and other writings.

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