Battle – Piece inspired by floral motifs from Uniform Embroidery

During my time as an embroidery designer floral motifs such as oak leaf, laurel, and thistle cropped up continuously and they are finding a welcome place within this new series of work. This piece used the floral motif to create a false armour, with imagery that relates directly to the motifs worn in the british army and over seas by higher ranking officers, particularly generals and field marshals. The motifs also occur regularly in consular and diplomatic uniforms and are used to denote rank and status.

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