TOL2 Sharon Mossbeck

The Thread of Life

The Thread of Life is a contemporary art project, using the traditional medium of cross-stitch, on display in the BSA atrium.

The work is inspired by the Three Fates of Ancient Greek Myth. In myth, each of the Fates spins, allots and cuts each person’s thread of life, thus dictating their lifespan. This could be compared to our DNA, and the way that this thread may dictate our own lifespan.

As part of the project, people were invited to sew their own version on the DNA pattern. Participants were encouraged to adapt the pattern in any way they wished to make their work individual. The idea is that each piece will be as individual as the person making it.TOL1