Original three dimensional fibre work (first design of its kind) – woven, coiled, stitched, assembled. .
Mediums: Fibres from various plants ~ banana, jacaranda, philodendron (Monstera Deliciosa), Dracaena, Queen palm (all grown and collected from my own Far North Queensland tropical backyard), linen thread and raffia. Estapol varnish.
Height 460 mm x Width 320 mm x Depth 320 mm.
Work in Artist’s Collection.
Exhibited in Solo Exhibition "Elevating the Spirit " (toured Townsville, April 24 – May 31, 2009).
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Extra note – Each large fibre receptacle is a unique one off design and physically they can take awhile to do, anywhere from 1 up to 3 weeks. These are focused for gallery exhibitions. For retail commercial/merchandise viability I make the smaller, including ‘miniature’ size banana fibre receptacles. It is very time consuming, anywhere from 1 to 5 hours for each one, depending on the size and design features.
Pentax K10D 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Focal length: 50.00 mm
Shutter Speed: 1/8sec
Photograph ©Kerryn Madsen-Pietsch