Botanical Scrolls – continued

Some more images of the “Forest Floor ” scrolls.

Sweet Gum Scroll

 

Detail of Sweet Gum with Seeded Eucalyptus companion

 

 

Eucalyptus Scroll – details

 

 

Another Eucalyptus Scroll

 

Sweet Gum Scroll (above) – idetail, with Eucalyptus Cinerea

 

I like the idea that a scroll is a handmade repository of knowledge and experience, viewable as a cumulative whole that can display from the start to the finish of the record.

In an odd way, scrolls remind me of favourite childhood comic books where you could take in every phase of the visual narrative in one look if you chose, images and text. Or a whole page of a text if you are speed reading, looking at the arrangement of written marks as a you might look at an image whose meaning you want to discover.

 

 

 

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Botanical Scrolls

For my show “Forest Floor” I have created a series of botanical “scrolls” with eco printed fabrics. Each scroll displays Latin plant names stitched alongside printed and gold foiled leaves. Here are some of the scrolls:

Sweet Gum Scroll

 

 

Eucalyptus Scroll detail

 

Another Eucalyptus Scroll

 

Blackberry Scroll detail

 

 

Japanese Maple and Smokebush Scroll with details

 

Cotinus (Smokebush)

 

Geranium Scroll.

The orangey colour comes from lichen – parmelia saxatilis.

 

Another Sweet Gum Scroll – detail. Eucalytpus companions.