Madness Of The Bulls
29 February to 31 March 2006
Cook's enigmatic therapeutic textiles protect the body from ills with a sense of the medical. She sensitively combines found materials, cotton sheets, wool blankets, and pillow cases with stitch, tapes and ties.
The matador wears a 'suit of lights', but their only real protection is courage, skill and faith. This collection affords emotional and physical defence during times of adversity, when the danger and risk is high but there are no safe places to hide.
Julie Cook is funded by the Arts Council England's Grants for the arts programme, and is a recipient of a Crafts Council Development Award for 2005/6.
BA (Hons) Jewellery
Middlesex University London
'Shoes of Suerte' 2005 (photo: J Cook)