Eleanor Hannan
Embroidery work, Drawings, Paintings


During the time at home Spring 2020 I am working on a long embroidery based on the figures in the frescos at the Villa of the Mysteries, Pompeii painted in 70 BCE. These figures are performing in a Dionysian ritual. The figures are almost all women, are exquisitely painted in a hugely challenging technique and the painter is not named. 

I am creating other embroideries based on relationships of figures in the city during the 'social distancing' we are practicing, that are inspired by the interrelationships and 'spaces between' of the 29 figures in the Villa of the Mysteries frescos. 

More to come: 


The Curator and I have been talking about the figures and the subtitle for the show is : The Mystery of Craft.