July 1, 2020
Janet Laurence has now completed a new commissioned tapestry ‘Hear the Plant Song’ together with the Australian Tapestry Workshop, which has taken almost a year to complete.
The 1.56 x 2.7 m tapestry explores the interconnections between all living forms and the environmental challenges of the Anthropocene. The process transformed Laurence’s digital image of layered plants and paint stains on a glass surface into a woven artwork, where the weavers captured the fluid, verdant source image using multiple tones of green and complex weaving techniques.
‘The ATW weavers have selected a wide palette of lush greens to create this tapestry, including a high ratio of cotton yarns which are used to create areas of luminosity in the tapestry. ATW yarn dyer Tony Stefanovski has dyed three new wool tones and one new cotton tone for this tapestry to achieve the specific greens for the weavers’ requirements.”
Photo by Janet Laurence.
Photo by Jeremy Weihrauch.
‘Hear the Plant Song’, 2020, Janet Laurence, woven by Chris Cochius, Sue Batten, Amy Cornall and Cheryl Thornton, wool, cotton, 1.56 x 2.7m. Photo by ATW.
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