The alchemic process of dyeing yarn with plant materials is something that has fascinated and engaged me for many years, but until now has not been part of my creative practice.
As part of an ongoing investigation into the area immediately surrounding my home, I looked at indigenous Read More...
Preperation work and samples. The blue images are photographs which I took of tiny iris plants. They were altered and printed onto acetate and placed in front of 5 lights. The other images of seed pods and germinating seeds were painted and stitched on
Portfolio work, samples, sketchbook and back up work. The plant images (some screen printed, some painted and stitched) are all representations of germinating seeds. The two insects are folded mono prints of some of the insects which rely on the plants
Details of some of the elements that made up the final installation. It includes dye samples with coresponding dyed wool, slides of dock plants which I photographed and acorn cups stitched onto paper. The other image is of iris seed pods. They were pai
The installation represented the investigations and experiments that went into the dyeing processes. The idea was to create an atmosphere of scientific exploration and enquiry. The draws of the desk contained small folded mono prints of insects. A jour
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