‘Hanging by a million threads’ was commissioned in the autumn of 2020 and installed in December - this is a textiles based installation at the Festival Theatre in Edinburgh. The commission was to say thank you to everyone who donated to the theatre's crowdfunding page throughout the lockdown. As a previous front of house member at the theatre I really wanted to use my knowledge of the building and the people who worked there to say a big thank you to everyone. This really pushed my knowledge of scale as it was the biggest piece of work I have ever been a part of.
“The idea of having draped textile pieces filling the front of the Festival Theatre came from the new series of activity created by Capital Theatres ‘Raise the Curtain’ which continues aspects of their community engagement work whilst the theatres are closed, together with the idea of real stage curtains opening up again in the spring. Having the curtains pulled back slightly is a symbol of hope that the theatre still exists and events will hopefully be running as normal inside soon.”