Home by Spike Dennis

Home is (was) a small sculptural embroidery constructed with ice and nylon thread.

Home originally existed for approximately six hours before melting and was documented through time-lapse photography and video.

Home by Spike Dennis

Creating embroidered works in ice has presented a material shift in my practice which has offered up an interesting new time-based element to my work. Traditional embroidery has a sense of permanence whilst this new work is viewed in a state of decay or else very precariously balanced on the brink of decline.

‘Home’ is a reflection on issues relating to climate change. It subverts the typical image of an ice house or igloo in an attempt to remind viewers that climate issues will impact upon all of us, not just those who live in far reaching and remote corners of the world.

Home - an embroidery in Ice
Home - contemporay embroidery

Home - Cross Stitch in Ice