Tea, Tea, Glorious Tea

Materials: paper, ink

Technique: papier mâché, dyeing, calligraphy

Size: 11  x 28 cm 

Description: Tea has played a very important part in human society in many cultures throughout history, at both a personal and political level. The benefits of drinking tea have been highly praised, sometimes over-rated, and occasionally condemned. This significant and vital role of the tea ceremony and tea-drinking in human society is symbolised by this “larger-than-life” cup and saucer. It was created in papier mâché, then entwined with hand-lettered quotes, written on tea-dyed paper, extolling the virtues of drinking tea.  

Selected for the “Fibres & Fabrics Textile Biennial” at Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, and the “Tea” exhibition at Craft Qld Gallery in 2005.
Displayed in my solo exhibition “Colourful Language” at Gallery 159 in 2007, and in an exhibition at Scattered Arts in 2008.
Purchased by the owner of a coffee shop in Brisbane

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