On entering her 70th year, Jenni Dutton has never felt so liberated. In terms of her on-going creative endeavours, in addition to her new-found role in activism, the English artist is approaching life with renewed vitality and purpose. Known particularly for her explorations in the medium of textile art, Dutton has often focused on themes of love and loss within the intimacy of family. This, in turn, has now been related to a much bigger picture – the ecological crisis of our times.

Born into a shifting household due to the demands of her father’s army career, Dutton spent her childhood between ...


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