House / Self, tapestry by Kay Lawrence
Kay Lawrence wrote about the inspiration for this tapestry in 1989, "A friend had a particularly hard time over a couple of years. She'd changed jobs, ensured a difficult relationship, moved from house to house and finally as she left the state she had to abandon her car of 15 years on the Sturt Highway...She went straight to the weekend papers, checked the real estate, looked at two houses and bought the second one on the spot. When we went round to have a look there was no key. So she took a burnt stick from the woodpile near the back door and drew a plan on the concrete..rubbbing out the mistakes with her foot. "There", she said, "my house"". Lawrence made eight drawings after the incident in quick succession in late 1988. She selected drawing number seven to translate into this tapestry.