A healthy and vibrant green tree is fully nourished by its growing environment, including sunlight, air, water, and soil. I like to create works with plant themes, but I rarely study the roots. Without healthy development of roots, there will not be healthy trees. This is my understanding of roots after reading and thus I create my first work of tree roots.
The word, repetition, is no stranger to me. My everyday life is repeated, so is my creative life. Nevertheless, there is something fresh - I apply “repetition” to what I have been studying recently, the botany courses conducted by the International Society of Arboriculture. In order to thoroughly understand the courses, I feel every piece of knowledge is constantly repeated and intensively studied. The learning method makes me feel energetic and broadens my horizons. I really enjoy it.
I consider the 9 works in this cycle as a learning series that allows me to relate my new learned botanical knowledge to my creative concept and experiment. To me, a work is no longer just a work; it is more like a learning record. Getting to know more about the natural environment brings lots of changes to my work.
I am thankful for being a member of Viewpoints 9. I would like to say a big thank you to Martha for her works and members who attended the exhibitions to help. V9 is a successful group because of the selfless dedication of each one of you. Best wishes to you all!
Materials: woolen yarn, silk thread, self dyed fabrics, commercial cotton prints, linen, silk, embroidery floss, Romanian thread
Techniques: 100% hand stitched (pieced, appliquéd, quilted, embroidered); the wool is transplanted into fabrics
Size: 36” x 18”