Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Tauira (Sampler) of Life - March 2015

Recipient of:  Edith Whiteman Award
HGA Small Expressions 2015 Exhibit 

Based on an annual calendar this work continues to explore a theme of work based around a schema, each monthly segment is filled with patterns and symbols, like those found on a daily planning calender, visually organising a set of experiences over a one year period.  

As these coloured threads are secured they begin to tint the white threads, until by the end of the weaving of they are filled with colour reflecting how our daily experiences filter through and fill/colour our lives.  

The unfinished edge is raw and unkotted to acknowledge this is not an ending but another beginning. 

Materials: NZ Flax Fibre (Muka)/Phormium Tenax, 
Tanekaha, Ruarekau, Indigo and Commercial Dye.
Dimensions: 320 (H) x 237 (W) x 7 (D) mm