I brought them forward is the execution of an idea Rachel has been working towards for quite some time. As you will see in the images, the lacing covers the entire frame, the cotton muslin is stretched over the top half of the lacing and on close inspection, the lacing is visible behind the muslin. Rachel has made a small number of diptych works which comprise a painting and a lacing, but never before in the same frame (in My Mother's Hands we see two new works of this nature, the other is smaller). You will also see that for the first time, Rachel has made marks on top of the lacing in chalk pastel which unify the two parts - organic marks and structure come together. You will note some rippling/undulation in the muslin surface. The muslin has been sealed with rabbit skin glue which 'breathes' with temperature and humidity, once again, allowing the organic to sit alongside/on top of an organised structure. I brought them forward is a beautifully confident work, one of the most interesting works in My Mother's Hands.