During Covid19 lockdowns, Julia was unable to produce her elegiac landscape photographs, so turned to another project. Using old family photographs and albums as a starting point she has devised an innovative freezing process of her own to re-work the old photographs in a contemporary way.
Enlarged up to 2.5 metres high and enriched with bold, fresh new colours, her project “Kinswomen” was created.
Further developed to include stitching and printing on textiles, the “Back Stories” of her family heritage are referenced. Julia still uses the old Singer sewing machine that originally belonged to her grandmother, to make some of her work.