Dust Coat

Robin Baillie (Outreach Coordinator)

Calico 'coat' hanging on a coat hanger

Dust Coat is a coat in formation. It is a sketch of a coat in artistic terms, and in terms of it being a prototype for a better world. The cream calico, black wool stitching and red label pare down its colour and make it like an entry in a ledger, or a specimen in a lab. It could be a Lab coat; one from a previous more hopeful era. My work is about simple materials from working lives, aspiring to be something more.