The Tree Revealed

With only one more week remaining of the Reddy Arts Textile Group’s Exhibition “Nature’s Threads” on display at Pine Rivers Art Gallery, here at last are some photos of my finished work, entitled “Threads of Survival”. This is the culmination of all the work and progress photos shown in previous posts of the construction of the tree.

I have used mainly cotton, and utilised raw edge applique, dye, thread sketching and quilting.

Threads of Survival

Threads of Survival 2015

I wrote this poem to accompany the work:

“THREADS OF SURVIVAL”

Tangled threads. Roots, twined together.

These life-giving fibres, stitched to the cliff…

Holding, but barely.

How long?

Dying limbs reaching. Sticks, interwoven.

This nest, of wood-woven threads…

Holding, but barely.

How long?

Ribbons of rain; and leaves, sunlight-threaded.

This tree surviving, is fledglings’ safe haven…

Holding, but barely.

How long?

 

 

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