Emer Sugrue

Emer Sugrue


My work is about grieving and child loss. I’m using wool and fabrics to represent the purity and newness of having a child, making new untouched toys and gifts as a comfort. I want to create a safe environment for loved ones to enter and know that they are in a safe place. Making a heaven on earth to have the sense of some kind of relief and the connection between parent and child. This is an imaginary world, built in my mind of what I think a baby heaven would look and feel like. Attached are Irish words to connect my pieces to all the children that pass away in Ireland in the mother and baby homes.


Course: contemporary applied art

Year: 2023

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