Flowers of Friendship

Materials: papers, card, photographs, board, thread

Technique: calligraphy, photography, stab binding

Size: 16 x 22 cm 

Description: This book describes the construction and display of the eleven hangings created during Tricia’s Residency at Brisbane Botanic Gardens in 2012. 355 contributors from all over Australia, aged from 2 to 91 years, created 495 flowers in an amazing variety of materials, techniques and colours. The book is covered with paper incorporating leaves, and stitched with metallic thread. A commercially printed version of the book has now also been produced. 

 
Created as one of the collaborative projects during my 2012 Artist-in-Residency at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha.
Exhibited in “The Language of Nature II” exhibition and “Floressence” at Mt Coot-tha (read more information about this in my Residency Blog).
Displayed at Saviours of the Lost Arts at City Hall, Inala, Hamilton and Northgate in 2013. Also at Botanique at Mt Coot-tha and various displays in Brisbane, Toowoomba and Rainbow Beach in 2013.
Exhibited at the Stitches and Craft Fair in Brisbane (and featured on the ABC TV weather report) and at Bribie Island Community Centre in 2014.

 

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