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Imaginary Science - Embroidery works

The Imaginary Science Series reflects an interest in botanical and cellular imagery, reclaiming historically feminine practices like embroidery and watercolour painting. Exploring the space between art and craft, and the use of intensive hand-made processes, the work uses hybrid forms to articulate an imaginary science.

The fabric works convey intimacy through the use of hand embroidery, utilising backstitch, French knots, split stitch, brick stitch turkey rug stitch, and crochet. Colours are mixed in dye and painted onto the fabric, and many of the yarns are hand dyed. The influence of fashion is played out through the techniques, repetition, colour palette and tactility of the materials, referencing embroidery samplers and pattern.

Imagined life forms are created from the influence of Australian and European flora, at once botanical and bodily, creating imaginative hybrids and abstract shapes that are joined together through repetition and pattern. Influences are wide ranging, including the work of James T Merry, Louise Bourgeois and contemporary fashion and design.

 



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  • Amalgam - Embroidery and Ink on Linen 142cm x 155cm 2019 -
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  • Synthesis - Dye and Embroidery on Linen 141 cm  x 140cm 2019 -
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