Social Distancing By the Wye or The Danse Macabre – by Rachel Hankins

I completed this piece of textile art to be a memory of my regular walks with one friend at a time along the River Wye during lockdown. We kept 2m apart, of course. We didn’t wear crinolines but women used to in order to keep both men and germs/viruses at bay! The ‘danse macabre’ reference is to the way people almost dance around each other when passing on the river path in their efforts to keep a suitable social distance. The sun has a corona-virus-like edging. The whole thing is made of stitched textiles – ie applique.

My chosen charity is the Prison Phoenix Trust

2 thoughts on “Social Distancing By the Wye or The Danse Macabre – by Rachel Hankins

  1. Rachel, your picture encapsulates the strange circumstances we have been living in. I like the symbolism and creative interpretation.

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