Woven Words

Materials: calligraphy on paper, diagonal weave basket

Technique: calligraphy, basketry

Size: 18 x 14 x 14; 12 x 10 x 10; 9 x 7 x 7 cm

Description: Writers weave words into poems and stories to create their literary works. Here this concept has been taken literally, with sentences describing how words are woven into written language and stored in the cultural baskets of humanity. These phrases were lettered in different styles and sizes to symbolise the variations and diverse mix of genre we find in our literary texts. These strands were then woven into a unified intertwined whole, with some black areas representing the gems of literature from past civilisations now lost.

Created with Jill Brose as one of the collaborative projects during my 2012 Artist-in-Residency at Brisbane Botanic Gardens, Mt Coot-tha
Displayed in “The Language of Nature II” exhibition and “Floressence” at Mt Coot-tha (read more information about this in my Residency Blog).and in the QSWFA “Fibrefest” exhibition in Brisbane in 2013.
Displayed in the “Woven”exhibition in 2012, and in “Fibrefest” at Mt Coot-tha and a display at Toowong Library in 2013.

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