Dark Starlit Heaven

Kettle's Yard in Cambridge is the former home of Jim and Helen Ede. I made work that related to Helen's love of the countryside; she yearned for nature. I made a quilt for her bed out of watercolour paintings of the natural world and cyanotypes of plants from her childhood garden in Edinburgh and her father's native village in Germany. For Jim I made a floral tribute on his bed out of cut-out, collaged flowers, copied from one of Helen's books. I placed a collaged mirror in Helen's garden room and made a squid and a crocus for Jim's bathroom, and a grotto in Helens bedroom by the hatch that Jim and Helen spoke through to communicate with one another, when they were in their separate bedrooms.