Featured in Australian Women Photographers 30 May 2012
I created this image with my great aunt, Nellie in mind. Aunty Nellie always had cake in the house, as she got older she would forget if she had cake at home and buy more. For afternoon tea she would always set the table with a cloth and of course there would be cake.
Nearly everything in this image has meaning to me. The cake plate was the first wedding gift my mother received. The little gold jug shaped vase was a gift I gave to my nanna when I was very young and when she passed away it was given back to me. The teapot is the same as one that was used for many years by my mum while I was growing up. One of the teaspoons was mine from my childhood, I may have been about year old when it was given to me. The little jug and sugar bowl where given to me many years ago by a neighbour/friend. I have always had a love of willow pattern and that’s represented by the plates. The table cloth is an antique given to me by my mother. I can remember as a child picking these lovely little Cecil Brunner roses from a garden between school and home.
Cakes were home baked by me for this pic. (the things we do for art!)