A rectangular quilt depicting a pair of large white feathers against a black rectangular background.
Assault and Battery 3 by Michele Walker, 2003
© The artist
- Plastic materials & wadding & vilene & feathers
- 164 x 250 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £750 ( Total: £3,000)
- Acquired in:
- Michele Walker
The artist began work on the piece after reading a text published by Compassion in World Farming, and the underlying theme relates to factory farmed poultry, especially turkey rearing. In addition, the feather wings make reference to the 'running feather' quilting pattern used in traditional North Country Wholecloth quilts. Walker is well known for her unique use of both the traditional methods and contemporary materials. By using these strong political and environmental issues within the work Walker forces the viewer to connect with difficult and emotional facts.