2020 collection presented at Create 10 at Brown Thomas, Dublin
Leonora was honoured to have been selected for Create on its tenth year!
This year Leonora's work has branched into three mini collections:
Ghost Net | Ethically sourced, natural sinamay veiling headpieces reflecting on the issue of discarded fishing nets littering our seas, so detrimental to marine life.
Constellations | Hand worked wire lace headpieces inspired by Assuit net textiles, that are embroidered with small strips of metal in geometric designs.
Aura | A take on the migraine "aura" that Leonora suffers from. The remarkable 12th century German abbess, Hildegard von Bingen, was a starting point for this collection. Hildegard recorded experiencing divine visions that some now believe may have been migraine aura. The halo-like shimmering beaded headpieces imitate stages of the aura, looking at the characteristic fragmentation, blind spots and flickering light of this visual phenomena.