In 2009 I made a work titled Weep, which was the most ambitious of my works in reclaimed textiles at that time. I've embarked on a new work, which will be the same scale as Weep (approximately 180 x 180cm) and also suspended on a swathe of translucent bridal tulle. It will be the largest work in reclaimed needlework in six years. This piece, Feint Heart plays with the idea to "be not of faint heart", as needlework has never been for the faint-hearted and, it is after Adrian Feint's 1944 painting "Happy Landing" (collection of The Art Gallery of South Australia). Feint was a Sydney painter and graphic designer whose cornucopias of Australian and exotic flora are my favourites. He often set the floral arrangements of his paintings in highly decorative porcelain vases with theatrical backdrops. The piece I have chosen to reinterpret in needlework, is a hovering clam shell filled with an abundance of flora. My goal is to create a work which is both a celebration of flora created in the medium of domestic needlework and a homage to Feint's crazily beautiful, surrealist inspired yet little known, cornucopia works. I thank my gallery director, Rob Gould for bringing to my attention the wonderful world of Adrian Feint.