Wata & the Water Dragon Family
Materials: fabrics (Dragons); paper and photographs (Book)
Technique: pattern designing, sewing (Dragons); photography, calligraphy, book construction (Book)
Size: each up tp 60 x 15 x 15 cm
Description: Water dragons are a common sight in the Botanic Gardens so it seemed appropriate to feature them in a project during 2012, the Chinese Year of the Dragon, and also the Year of Water.
My sister Alison Horsley wrote a short children’s story about a water dragon living in the Botanic Gardens at Mt Coot-tha, and I made fabric dragon to illustrate the tale. Only one of these was actually completed during the Residency and he was displayed with un-made fabrics. The rest of the family were finished in 2013 and were photographed in various locations at the Gardens. The story and photographs have been published in a book.