Smoke Portrait: Janet Horne
       
     
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Smoke Portrait: Janet Horne
       
     
Smoke Portrait: Janet Horne

36 inches x 60 inches

In the era of witch hunting, any imperfection on a woman, or construed misbehavior could be used as evidence of a devil's mark, and condemn her to the fire. This woven wall hanging continues my interrogation in to the dark history, where I weave ‘portraits’ of the smoke of women who were tried as witches, or have been vilified as witches today. By examining this history of persecution of the female body through tapestry, I can interrogate my own identity as a survivor of physical and sexual violence. Janet Horne was the last recorded woman to be burned alive for witchcraft in Scotland, in 1727.

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