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Madge Gill ghosts (distressed) is inspired by the outside artist Madge Gill, a turn of the 20th Century medium who 'channelled spirits' so as to draw.
Madge Gill was an outsider artist from East London. Raised in an orphanage and sold to Canada in the late 1800s she then returned to London and married her cousin.
She was a medium, claiming that a spirit called "Myrninerest" took over her body when drawing and that her imagery is owned by him.
All her imagery consists of patterns and female faces looking forlorn. Some say that this is her reflecting on her lost girlhood. Some say that this is her portrayal of a daughter that she always wanted but never had.
There are many ghosts in our lives. That's what I wanted to say with this.
The imagery is all my own based on the work of Madge Gill. There are lots of cowri shells to reference by personal background and my personal ghosts.
There is an exhibition of her work on here at the moment and it is truly stunning... https://www.facebook.com/OrleansHouseGallery
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Terrific illustrations and most impressive repeat. Love your desciption... and I'm off to look this intriguing woman up! Love the sepia tones too.
Posted almost 3 years ago.
There is a great depth of thought and feeling projected by this intriguing design. There are many potential uses of the pattern, from art print wall-hangings to home decor, fashion and quilting. It was very interesting to read the background information in your description. Thank you for sharing it.
This is just so beautiful Lusy, and it is so nice to see such an interesting and adult take on ghosts. Loved reading your thoughtful and sensitive write-up in the description, you really made me think (and feel) and you can't give higher praise than that. I can imagine all sorts of uses for this design too - from quilting to wallpaper to clothing (a smoking jacket - with black or beige lapels!) so it's not just beautiful but useful too. Very impressive.
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