Sunday, November 28, 2004

Fiery Figures

Fiery Figures


Cotton and silk fabrics, wool and cotton threads, wire, wadding

Wrapped dolls using threads and fabrics that were hand dyed with procion dyes

This piece highlights the importance of fire in Australian ecosystems. Just as the Phoenix burnt then rose from the ashes, so does the bush rise and regenerate from the ashes. Fire is an important part of the lifecycle of our bush, not necessarily a devastating end.

The three figures each represent a different element of the fire cycle - fire (red), ashes (grey/brown), and regrowth (green). I have intertwined the figures to emphasise the links between the stages of a fire, and to show that our bush is reliant on each of these elements to grow and to rise in brilliance

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