*1972 in Dublin, Ireland
Woven paper155 x 111 cm
With her woven paper works, Rothschild carefully interweaves the precision-cut strands of two photocopied posters, paintings or drawings, yielding a hybrid image with an almost three-dimensional appearance.
Featuring Goth-like fluorescent colours, her works are charged with notions of dread, the vampiric and the funereal, and littered with exotic flower imagery. Kinky and enigmatic, their moribund efflorescence and solemn iconicity evoke supernatural Victoriana or paranormal needlepoint.
Using various images from disparate sources, Rothschild literally weaves fantasy with folklore in her paper works: her obsessively detailed craftwork charts the territory between metaphor and magic.
© 2006, Eva Rothschild