The Web of Life

Materials: fabrics, ink

Technique: cut-paper lettering design, calligraphy, machine appliqué, hand quilting, sewing

Size: 50 x 70 cm

Description: The Web of Life is a delicate balance of interconnections and dependencies. The black and white represent the extreme diversity of life forms on our planet. Yet, if we learn to respect and appreciate these differences, we can all cooperate to live in peaceful harmony and avoid global chaos. 

The central motif is a design based on the words “WEB OF LIFE”. This was cut from black fabric patterned with white spiders’ webs. I created a ‘reverse’ fabric by copying the spider-web pattern, interspersed with words indicating the interdependence of the natural world. On white fabric, I hand-lettered quotes about conservation and the balance of nature.  All these fabrics were pieced as a series of borders around the central motif. This was then quilted in transparent shiny thread in a spider’s web design.  

Displayed in the Queensland Quilters Challenge at Logan Art Gallery and Brisbane Art & Craft Fair in 2003, then toured throughout Qld in 2004.
Displayed in Toowong Library in 2004-5, and in “Fibres & Fabrics Textile Biennial” in Townsville in 2005.
Exhibited in my solo exhibition “Colourful Language” at Gallery 159 in 2007.
Displayed at Scattered Arts and in Annerley Library in 2008.
Displayed in “Undercurrents” at Art Factory Gallery in 2011.
Exhibited in my “The Language of Nature I” solo exhibition at Richard Randall Studio in 2012
(read more information about this in my Residency Blog).
Displayed in “Atma Calligraphy” in Brisbane in 2014.

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