Helen Seiver – Love Maps The Home

12 February, 2024

This work uses worn colourful scraps of lino flooring to speak to Mother-love. It is a map, referencing the devotion and care given by mothers daily, doing what they do with unconditional love. The work shows the countless marks of care history, paint drips of rooms renewed, scuff marks and places worn down by busy feet. It also tells of personal, heartfelt memories; those of patience, tolerance, the security of warm beds, wholesome food, and the rooms made ‘special’ for celebration and family time. Further, the lines of stitching are threads of conversation over a life time of enduring commitment, inspiration, guidance and everlasting love. They express support through the patching of worn and torn and of ‘making do’: The provision of what is necessary given with unconditional love.