|- a portrait of the Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy, Venerable Catherine McAuley, the enlivening spirit in the growth of Mercy worldwide after her lifetime. Contains approximately 3km (2 Miles) of silk, cotton and rayon thread!|
Danielle Hicks-Gallagher is a textile artist, in her late twenties, based in the North of Ireland. She makes symbolic and narrative work with vibrant hand dyed linen and silks using a mix of freestyle machine embroidery and hand embellishment. Her inspirations vary from spirituality, poetry and prose, to nature, memory and world culture
Much of her current work is inspired by the Charism of Catherine McAuley, Foundress of the Sisters of Mercy (Order of Women Religious), and the vibrant colours and lines of stained glass.
She remained self taught until her middle twenties, but has recently completed a HND in Fine Art, graduating with Dinstinction.
(Days of Our Lives by Feathers-of-Love )