Local plants used for dyeing are collected from traditional Western Arltere country near Alice Springs. Plants include a variety of eucalyptus leaves, native mistletoe, barks and native mushroom powder or spores. An array of found objects such as old car parts, washers, bits of metal and kitchen items are tied into the woollen blankets to make exquisite patterns. The blankets are then used as the base material for crafting the soft sculpture, which is stitched, stuffed and then decorated to create this unique sculpture that reflects life in and around Alice Springs.
naturally dyed recycled woollen blankets and wool
34 x 21 x 52 cm
Judges of the 2010 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: John Kaldor AM (Principal of Kaldor Public Art Projects), Glenn Barkley (Curator at Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney) and Monica McMahon (Curator at University of Western Sydney).
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