A forest floor is a place of new beginnings, nurturing life from the detritus of the old, first drawing down the eye of the body and the eye of the mind so as to enable them together to look up and beyond.
Here are the first images of pieces for my upcoming show “Forest Floor”, July 2012 at the Shenkman Arts Centre, Ottawa. The work featured is contact printed with plants and rust on silks, linens, cotton and papers and stitched at various stages of the process.
“Eyes of the Forest” (22″ x 96″)
Silk habotai, contact printed with plants and rusted iron; hand stitched. Mounted for hanging on a plexi bar.
1. Section of the work, hanging.
2. Another section:
Plants used for contact printing: red cabbage, safflower petals, Osage Orange (dye powder) rooibos tea, black tea.