Nature in Focus

Materials: found objects (plant and animal), slide mounts, paper, chiffon 

Technique: tea dyeing, assemblage, coptic stitching

Size: 6cm x 6cm x 6cm (closed)

Description: Small pieces of discarded plant and animal remains are usually ignored or just seen as rubbish on the ground. However when they are brought to our attention, we realise that the minutiae that we usually bypass can be seen in a new light and become beautiful and precious treasures.

This coptic-stitched book contains small pieces of plant and animal remains encased in slide mounts covered with tea-dyed paper.

 
Exhibited in “Books 04” at Noosa Regional Gallery in 2004.
Exhibited in “Artists’ Book Exhibition” at Southern Cross University, NSW and “FibreFest” at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha in 2005.
Displayed in my solo exhibition “Colourful Language” at Gallery 159, The Gap in 2007.
Exhibited at “5th International Book & Paper Arts Triennial” in Chicago, USA (one of 44 international artists selected) and at Annerley Library in 2008.
Printed in “Fibreline” (ATASDA) in 2012.
Housed in the Australian Library of Art at Qld State Library, and available for viewing by request (ALAAB SMO). Click here for details.

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