Heave Ho

helenmak
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24 Dec 2013
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The Heave Ho piece is inspired by the story 'Herrings for a Shilling' by Valerie Larkins. It has a huge sense of family occasion where the little girl is with her sisters waiting for her Dad, Uncle and Brother to return from a fishing trip. Great Yarmouth (in England) had a booming fishing community and with my work, I wanted to portray the feeling of teamwork between the Dad and the Uncle. There is a further spirit of teamwork because the knitted pieces were completed by knitters in Norfolk.

BRIEF: Interpret stories written by Great Yarmouth locals in any form of representation (2D, 3D, digital).
RESPONSE: Installed piece at the Time And Tide Museum in Great Yarmouth (in England). Materials used knitted pieces, fishing net, plywood, gloss paint and wood varnish.

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