I saw this photo the other day, and thought I’d add it here for you.
I made this work in 2021. It is an ode to a lone mangrove on Kemp Beach on the Capricorn Coast.
I collected the bright orange leaves discarded by red mangroves and washed up on the beach. I then dyed various fabrics: silk, linen, cotton, wool with the extract using different mordants. The colours are entirely produced from the mangrove leaves.
After laying down and quilting the background, I appliqued the mangrove tree from a drawing I made on the beach:
I thought I’d share some of my journal pages for you …
I was lucky enough to get a second in Viewer’s Choice at the Queensland Quilters show in 2021.
2 thoughts on “Wind Blown and Sea Soaked”
Congratulations on your recent success. The mangrove piece is beautiful. I love the soft colours from your dyed fabrics.