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.


Created 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).

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