Laura Katherine McMillan. Size: 9 pieces, 5.5”x 5.5” Medium: Machine and Hand Embroidery in Petri Dishes Year Made: 2010 Cell Series "I began this series of embroideries as a way to fuse my background studies in anatomy and kinesiology with my passion for textile art. Revisiting old text books brought back not just information I would have to memorize for its function but a wealth of beautiful imagery. I began to see the cells as a series of intricate textures and shapes. "
Silbury Hill, near Avebury, Wiltshire. The hill covers an area of almost 5.5 acres and is the largest man-made mound in Europe. Its function is still a mystery, but it probably was a religious site given its proximity to the henge monument and stone circles at Avebury.