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Forest Threads – Looking In

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    North Nowra NSW
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  • Dimensions:
    Height: 145 cm
    Width: 150 cm


This wall quilt was juried into the Australian Quilts in Public Places - AQIPP 2011 Exhibition Titled 'Forest Threads'. Run by the Australian Quilters Association at the White Horse Gallery
in Melbourne.
The Quilt was also a feature in a group Exhibition - Drawn Together at the Australian National Botanic Gardens, Canberra in 2012. Four artists whose common thread was working at Arthur Boyd's Bundanon gifted to the Nation in 1993. All were Art Educators at the Education Centre completed in 1999 and all exploring nature Themes in their work.


Living in bushland on the NSW South Coast allows me to watch and be inspired by the continual change in colour and patterns in the natural environment and my work attempts to zoom in on
a small section of the forest.
The tactile nature of fabric is important in my work, as is the use of contrasting materials and textures ie fabric, wool threads, wire and feathers. In this quilt I have used hand printed and rusted fabrics, then torn up and rearranged strips. Torn edges and blurred and repeated images reflect the random and haphazard nature of the forest. The irregular format enhances the feeling of disorder in nature.


Photo by Artist

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