Eleanor Mccain Oil Stains


I think these quilts make a powerful statement about greed, responsibilty, community and limits. The quilts range in size and are hand dyes and machine sewn by Eleanor. I think they are very eye catching. I like that she has created something out of anger. These pieces provoke a reaction. They were made out of anger about the 2010 BP oil spill that wiped out sea creatures and estuaries.


Today I met up with Jules to show her my sketchbook so far. I’ve just looked at an artist called Amanda Cotton, she creates pieces using parts of the human body such as hair, earwax and urine. I particulary liked her piece of work she did called “Self portrait” which was a book of used make up wipes. She says moments and memories are recorded on every page.



I am happy with these illustrations, however if I’d had longer I would have loved to have included more body types. I would also have liked to play around with the colour a bit more. The reason I have coloured them in these unnatural colourful pastel colours is because I didn’t want race to play a part. By making the races of these bodies unknown it helps to celebrate diversity because there is no judgement. I researched into celebrating the diversity of women’s bodies as this is such an important topic.