Ear (2015) is an original artwork made with hand embroidered thread.
Hand embroidery is a way of passing time during periods of absence, lending the opportunity for reflection and contemplation. These snippets of body parts is a search through memory to capture pieces of loved ones, to remind oneself of how they look like while the tactile thread denotes the longing for physical touch.
28 x 23 x 3.5 cm, presented in white boxed frame
About the Artist
Stephanie Neville is a contemporary conceptual artist born in Pretoria, South Africa and has been a resident of the UAE since 1999. With an interest in textile arts, Stephanie employs traditional handmade techniques to express a feminine approach to conceptual art.
Stephanie’s work is an investigation into themes of diaspora, memory, absence. Her growing interest in sustainability is examined in terms of the environment and interpersonal relationships influenced by the transient lifestyle of the UAE.
Stephanie holds a Master of Visual Arts and has won various awards. Having exhibited internationally, her works appear in personal and public collections.