Fortune Favours the Bold

Nora West
October 1999

Type Banners
Title Fortune Favours the Bold
Measurements.Dimensions 1m x 3m
Materials.Support Cotton (textile)
Materials.Medium Thread
Materials.Medium Fibre
Techniques Applique
Techniques Embroidering
Creator.Personal name Nora West
Role Artist
Date October 1999
Location.Current Repository NZDA Collection
Digital image.
Location.Current Site Private Collection
Nora West
ID Number.NZDA Number poi_ap_nowe_004
Style/Period.Period 1990s
Style/Period Community Art
Culture New Zealand
Culture Britain
Subject woman, cross, stars, land masses.
Subject Stylised Woman
The banner depicts a woman spinning between two lands, unsure of where she belongs.The figure represents the ambivalence of the immigrant, forever caught between two lands.
Subject Immigration
This banner, with the other banners in the project. explore
Relation.part of Series of five banners 'Six Journeys to a New Land'
This is part of a series of banners created by immigrant women (from Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe, Samoa. South Africa and Croatia), exploring cultural identity through fabric processes.
Relation.part of MA degree of Nora West,completed at Auckland Institute of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand in 2001
Description 'Six Journeys to a New Land' was exhibited at the ASA Gallery in Auckland in November 1999 and at the Waiheke Community Gallery, accompanied by a book with narratives and photos of the six artists involved.
Source Nora West
Nora West provided information about this work in 2000.
Source Barbara Joseph.
Reseacher, image analysis and interpretation.
Rights Nora West
Permission has been given by the artist to present this work in the NZDA.

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