Fabric of Society
Materials: inks, papers from Japan, Nepal & Philippines, raffia, cotton
Technique: cut-paper lettering design, calligraphy, crochet
Size: 105 x 85 cm
Description: This pastiche represents various elements in our society. Over the centuries, each component has undergone modification, whilst at the same time impacting on the other facets.
Important concepts, influential people and pithy quotes are written on the paper within each section - this represents the transmission of information, as well as acknowledging the importance of our recorded history. To symbolise the diversity of the world’s cultures, the paper has been made in different countries, from a variety of fibres, in a rainbow of colours.
The crocheted raffia sections joining the paper-pieces create the words ‘Fabric of Society’. This symbolises the ties (sometimes frayed), that connect and unify our world.
Exhibited in “Paper & String” at Redcliffe Regional Gallery and at “Beyond 2001 – a Textile Odyssey” at Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville in 2002, and pictured in both catalogues.
Printed in the magazine “Object” in 2002.
Exhibited at “FibreFest” at Brisbane Botanic Gardens Auditorium, Mt Coot-tha, and in “A Passion for Paper” in Coffs Harbour in 2003.
Displayed in my solo exhibitions “Colourful Language” at Gallery 119 in 2004, and at Gallery 159 in 2007.