Silk Memoirs is a photographic silk scarf collection in which the hidden collections belonging to my Grandparents, Geoff and Victoria Skittrall have been an inspiration.
In October 2011, as Geoff and Vicky were moved into a care home I discovered two collections in my grandparents wardrobes whilst taking an inventory of their possessions. In my grandfathers’ cupboard I found books filled with photo negatives from the couples travels around the world, most of which have never been seen. In my grandmothers’ room I found a drawer filled with beautiful silk scarves, each one is completely unique and like the photographs, they are from all around the world: Rome, Kenya and even Iran.
By bringing these two collections together, the photographs and the silk scarves, I intended to merge the lives, loves and memories of my grandparents through a beautiful and delicate medium as a tribute to them and their 61 years of marriage.
It is a project that will keep their collections combined forever, even after their house and belongings have been sold. Even after they pass away, this project will be their silk memoirs.
More info at www.ave-scarves.co.uk