Made by Marion

Tuesday, October 07, 2014

This is the second of the three pieces. It is called 'Whence' and represents the journey from England to Australia. I used green and gold colours as they are the colours most associated with Australia.
There is hand and machine stitching, with some traditional quilting. In addition to the adult human shape used throughout there are also a few child shapes to represent the teaching I did as a career after my schooling.
Most Australians live near the sea and I also lived by a beach as a child and young adult.  Australia is a land of many migrants so lots of different fabrics are used to denote the variety of people who live here.

The last piece will be about the part of Australia where I now live. All the materials are on the cutting table and I will put it up when it is finished.

In the meantime, I have been juried in to 'Progressions', which is currently at the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery in Toowoomba, Queensland. It is called 'Boat People' and shows my family in transit to the new land in the 1950's. You can see it on Facebook at Darling Downs Textile Art Group.


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