This post has been updated to present a better quality photo of the sample. 2nd July 2017.
I was interested to see if my (few) experiments with stitching onto leaves during Parts 1 and 2, 9th March 2016 could be incorporated with my experiments in stitching into plaster.
I gathered some fresh material from a local footpath (thrown over a garden fence, always a good source of material!). I think these are some kind of bamboo leaf, similar to the ones used before. They were stitched together with variegated machine-sewing cotton (fine but strong). A small tile was made using an plastic carton lid as a mold, and holes drilled into it with an emerging fern frond pattern. Leaf and tile were stitched together with the same cotton.
I would like to do more of this but the little devil on my shoulder is saying, “well, it’s pretty and rustic, but what’s the point apart from that – you aren’t supposed to just do ‘pretty’, there has to be a concept involving Research and Reflection!”. I don’t know how to reply to that, apart from believing the research and reflection elements come after you have made something, when you understand that your work has been influenced by various sources.