Ballyhooly Document, 2002. Wool, linen, cotton. 64 in. x 48.5 in.. Collection of Simon Hirsch.
“Ballyhooly document is a handwritten record regarding an historic event in Ireland. The text is from the nineteenth century and relates to a ceremony King Edward II was calling together. The interesting thing to me was how, having been framed behind glass for so long, the document had crumpled because of humidity. Intrigued, I took it out of its frame in order to photograph the folds, which to me make the composition of the tapestry. With 1652-Traces of Care at the center of this room in the exhibition, we can assume that this room’s theme is writing on paper. That’s why Ballyhooly Document is an important participant in this room.” ~Helena Hernmarck
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