'There's alot of money in chairs'
'Everyone I Ever Slept With 1963 - 1995'
Love her or not, she certainly provokes thought. In the run-up to her forthcoming exhibition at The White Cube Gallery in Whitechapel, London, she spoke of her new work and her return to sewing as a method of expression.
'I do not expect to be a mother' (2002)
She sees it as a way of expression during difficult times where we all have to fall back on more creative ways. Perhaps Tracey Emin, more than any other modern artist, epitomises this in her work over the years. The tent, the blankets and the chair. A skill which many see as a 'craft' can be used to effect and inspire.
Strangely enough it energised me to rush off to the sewing-machine today!