North Star



Helen McCook
North Star

Hand Embroidery:
Metal and silk threads with crystal detailing

Dimensions: 73 x 75 cm
Price: £5,800

Artist Statement

Helen thought of her Dad as her North Star, which always shines in order to quietly guide you home. 
Six years ago the bottom fell out of Helen’s world when her Dad suddenly, unexpectedly and devastatingly died. 
This piece explores, the new strengths and tensions within your closest and longest relationships when some of the threads that link you together appear to have gone. It is inspired by her family heritage, the folklore she was raised with and her adoration of sparkle. 
More than anything, North Star is an anthem of hope, love and resilience. The knowledge that whilst things change, some things endure eternally.
Helen McCook, BA (Hons) graduated from the RSN apprenticeship in 2003 and fell in love with embroidery.