madge story, originally uploaded by cubamxc.
Came across this wonderful post at Ginger + Smart’s blog quite some time ago:
“Recently we spent the afternoon researching our next collection in the chilly
basement of the Powerhouse Museum Archives.
We found this crazy piece by Madge Gill from the 1920’s. She was one of the first female British Outsider Artists in London and her now famous work is known as Mediumistic Art. Madge went mad after her daughter died in the flu epidemic and would speak for hours to the spiritual guides in her head while she embroidered
her wild thoughts onto linen dresses.
We quite loved her madness.”
It’s a bit of shame their blog is just a continuous stream, but refer Ginger + Smart’s blog