An essay in indigo, a small tapestry,

32 cms H X 20 cms W. BLUE. It began with studies of an indigenous Australian bush flower, blue, six petalled, thelionema caespitosum.

Establishing the presence of the petals strongly against a monochrome background led to the decision to use an ultramarine synthetic yarn, a deconstructed German fringe material. I combined it with, in the lower three blossoms, a mauve polyester thread, with the two at the top, a greenier blue polyester thread. Deciding also to surround each with a border of greyish blue yarns began a grid which then interacted with the diagonals representing twigs and such, in the background.


About anton veenstra

tapestry weaver, fibre artist, gay/qr activist, multiculturalist
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