Liminality – Jess Moughan


“Liminality is the quality of ambiguity or disorientation that occurs in the middle stage of a rite of passage, when participants no longer hold their pre-ritual status but have not yet begun the transition to the status they will hold when the rite is complete.” 

This work is a physical manifestation of my experience becoming a new mother at the beginning of the global pandemic. From afar while looking like a massive undertaking, it is not until you get closer to the work that you can see the intensely dense and small sections of fine warp-faced weaving interspersed with a more balanced weave, specked with fodder. The driftwood hanger is a direct reference to the feeling of drifting, losing the image I had held of myself prior, but not feeling as though I have a new place to call home yet.


A conceptual work exploring how our lives move through all the different passages of time, and how this movement leaves us feeling.

Fibre Content: Handwoven Inherited Lambswool, found Driftwood