Taking the Waters

Taking the Waters, 2019. hand and machine stitched cotton, vintage handkerchief, rattan and nylon and wire frame

Tracy Destree

A young lady inspired by historical photographs of picnickers wading in Freshwater Bay in summer in the 1930s. I am interested in exploring anatomy and poise. Treading gently river, the cooling waters and soft steps contrast the weighty Sunday-best dress and under-garments required by the modesty of the times.

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