‘BORDER TOWN’ by Linden Lancaster 2018
I grew up in the border town of Echuca where the Murray River divides Victoria and NSW. I spent many hours on the river – a scruffy, suntanned girl – swimming, fishing and riding my bike up and down the goofies with friends. Sometimes we would construct cubbies in the shadow of the bridge when the river was low.
My first kiss was under that bridge, bridging childhood into adolescence. Forty years later, the painted graffiti of first crushes are still being proclaimed from the bridge pylons and framework.
Raw edge applique with hand designed and commercial fabrics and organza. Machine embroidered with polyester threads. Domestic machine quilted with cotton threads.