Florence Buckwell

Florence Buckwell BA (Hons) Illustration with Animation 2020

These are a series of images telling the story of the Idle women. A group of 45 women who worked on canals during the second world war. Toing and froeing between London and birmingham, their work was tough. They lugged coal, ammunition and steel hundreds of miles which could take 3 weeks. The stories I tell are an amalgamation of the information I have found through discovering numerous of their diaries. 

The sponge women have been an ongoing project throughout my third year. A collection of little ceramic sculptures has branched out to a series of sewn sponge ladies. The women wear sponges as their clothing as they conventionally absorb everyone's issues.