Deforestation

Weak land clearing laws have resulted in Australia being the only developed nation in the top 10 land clearing nations in the world in 2017. Almost 90% of native vegetation in the eastern and south-western temperate zones have been cleared for agriculture, industry, transport and housing. Fifty percent of the rainforests have been cleared and woodland areas have been reduced by more than one-third.

Deforestation is intended to convey a strong message from the innocent victims of humanity’s headlong rush to carve the world into dimensions that suit short-term lifestyle priorities, urging us to slow down and acknowledge their whispered pleas.

 

 Echoes of Whispers 3

2017

Paper, sheer dress fabrics, bridal illusion & polyester embroidery thread

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm (framed size)

Part of the Deforestation Collection designed for ‘Eco Echo’ exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre

Private Collection

Artist Statement

In the ‘Echoes of Whispers’ series stitched leaves amplify the voice of nature by echoing the ghostly leaf prints.

Echoes of Whispers 4

2017

Handmade cotton rag paper from recycled clothing, sheer dress fabrics, organza, bridal illusion & polyester embroidery thread

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm (framed size)

Currently available at Paper Bird Gallery, Fremantle, Australia

Part of the Deforestation Collection designed for ‘Eco Echo’ exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre

Artist Statement

In the ‘Echoes of Whispers’ series stitched leaves amplify the voice of nature by echoing the ghostly leaf prints.

 

 

 

Echoes of Whispers 5

2017

Handmade paper from recycled office paper, sheer dress fabrics, tulle, bridal illusion, lace & polyester embroidery thread

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm (framed size)

Part of the Deforestation Series designed for ‘Eco Echo’ exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre

Private Collection

 Artist Statement

In the ‘Echoes of Whispers’ series stitched leaves amplify the voice of nature by echoing the ghostly leaf prints.

 

Hidden Gifts 6

2017

Habotai silk, bridal illusion, polyester embroidery thread

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm (framed size)

Currently available directly from the artist

Part of the Deforestation Series designed for ‘Eco Echo’ exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre

 Artist Statement

The ‘Hidden Gifts’ series explores through stitched text the many hidden and forgotten gifts that nature and forest provide urban areas. ‘Hidden Gifts 6’ uncovers the many unacknowledged economic and financial benefits resulting from natural spaces in the urban environment.

 

 

Hidden Gifts 7

2017

Habotai silk, polyester embroidery thread

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm (framed size)

Currently available directly from the artist.

Part of the Deforestation Series designed for ‘Eco Echo’ exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre

 Artist Statement

The ‘Hidden Gifts’ series explores through stitched text the many hidden and forgotten gifts that nature and forest provide urban areas.‘Hidden Gifts 7’ highlights the many intangible benefits to the community resulting from natural spaces in the urban environment.

 

Consequences Unheeded 3

2017

Recycled tea bags, rust dyed paper, printing ink, organza, bridal illusion, sheer dress fabrics & polyester embroidery thread

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm (framed)

Currently available directly from the artist.

Part of the Deforestation Series designed for ‘Eco Echo’ exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre

 Artist Statement

The ‘Consequences Unheeded’ series explores the consequences of the deforestation of the Australian landscape which fragments native wildlife ranges and reduces the fertility of our ancient and fragile soils. ‘Consequences Unheaded 3’ focuses on the issue increasing soil salinity.

Consequences Unheeded 4

2017

Recycled tea bags, rust dyed paper, printing ink, organza, sheer dress fabrics & polyester embroidery thread 

Dimensions: 52 x 52 cm (framed)

Private collection

Part of the Deforestation Series designed for ‘Eco Echo’ exhibition at Midland Junction Arts Centre

Artist Statement

The ‘Consequences Unheeded’ series explores the consequences of the deforestation of the Australian landscape which fragments native wildlife ranges and reduces the fertility of our ancient and fragile soils. ‘Consequences Unheaded 3’ focuses on resulting prolonged droughts that plague the continent.