A Forest, A Stage, An Imprint
Naturally dyed and silk-screen printed peace silk.
Half of the interdisciplinary project An Ecosystem is A Permanent Lovemaking, this five panel textile installation included text which shifts between voicing and giving character to the ferns and eighteenth century women to the artist placing herself amongst the environment, considered through an erotic ecology.
The textile installation is produced through a natural dyeing technique, resulting in the ferns being printed onto the wild ahimsa silk, with the text silk-screen printed using natural dye. As a result, ferns make up both the subject matter and printing mediums of the work.
Exhibited alongside Decay, Rebirth, Portrait of a Fern i and Portrait of a Fern ii at to tease to hold these stories through and through, Glasgow Project Room, 2023.