Nature’s Patchwork

Materials: printing ink, card, thread

Technique: calligraphy, stamping, figure 8 tying, box making 

Size: 8 x 8 x 5 cm (in box); up to 20 x 40 cm (laid out)

Description: This is a “hands-on” book, to be played with often. There are eight sections, each comprised of four triangles strung together. The patterns on the triangles (ranging in tone from light to dark) are photocopies of natural-fibre papers, stamped leaves, photographs and hand-lettered quotes about nature. The triangles can be butted together in various ways to make patchwork blocks. By altering the arrangement of the blocks, many different ‘patchwork quilts’ can be designed.



Exhibited in “Queensland Bound” at the State Library of Qld and “Books 02” at Noosa Regional Gallery in 2002
Displayed in “A Passion for Paper” in Coffs Harbour in 2003,
Exhibited in my solo exhibitions “Colourful Language” at Gallery 119 in 2004, and in Toowong Library in 2004-5 and at Gallery 159 at The Gap in 2007.
Exhibited in “Undercurrents” at Art Factory Gallery in South Brisbane in 2011 and in my solo exhibition “The Language of Nature I” exhibition at Brisbane Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha in 2012 (read more information about this in my Residency Blog).


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