Textile Art

"Here There Be Monsters" is one of 30 works by woman artists that will be featured this month on labels of Director's Cut, a special beer by Quidi Vidi Brewing Company celebrating the 30th anniversary of the St. John's International Women's Film Festival.

The cans will be available at liquor stores, convenience stores, and bars across the province starting the second week of October.

Hawthorn's current work explores the use of menstrual pads and pantyliners as the background fabrics for fine embroidery.

Intricate stitches highlight and embellish the often stereotypically feminine patterns imprinted on the surfaces of these products, never intended to be seen by anyone but the wearer.

By using fine art techniques to elevate these disposable commodities with complex social meanings, each piece invites reflection on what we display vs. what we conceal, what we preserve vs. what we discard, and what we consider clean vs. what we consider dirty.

An exhibition of these works was held at the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador in March 2019.

Sampler, 2018

Bumble Bees, 2019 (sold)Where There Be Monsters, 2019Colour Wheels, 2019 (sold)The Hive, 2019In the Round, 2019Clear Skies, 2019Honey Bees, 2019 (sold)