JANET LAURENCE ‘Hear the Plant Song’ with Australian Tapestry Workshop

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.”

READ MORE ABOUT THE WORK HERE

Photo by Janet Laurence.

'Hear the Plant Song' Janet Laurence Photo by Jeremy Weihrauch.

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.

‘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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