digitally printed cotton/linen canvas, linen canvas, cotton and polyester embroidery floss, fabric paint, zipper, polyester fringing
48 x 34 x 12cm
Jungle Alchemy is an exploration of illustration using a variety of craft based techniques such as digital fabric printing, hand painting and embroidery, resulting in the creation of a functional object – a cushion. The front illustrated panel of the cushion features motifs with significant meaning for the artist – tigers, tropical foliage and ancient water vessels – arranged together to create a imagined world where nature and alchemy meet. The mark of the artist is present in all layers of this multifaceted work, from the illustration and use of motif, to the composition and crafting of the final product.