Friday, August 5, 2016

Wide Horizons - Krakatua 1883

This is the detail image of my entry to Wide Horizons -

The small volcanic island, Krakatua, off the west coast of Java, erupted in 1883. One of the most deadly in modern history, its effects were felt in Africa and Australasia. From a beach house overlooking Krakatua, we enjoyed evening vistas of a mildly smoking Krakatua against the setting sun. Amazing.
The hand dyed cloth represents the sea, sand, volcanic ash and fires of Krakatua whilst the mark making symbolises the turmoil on land and sea created by the event.
Own hand dyed fabrics, mono-printed marks. Improvisational cutting and piecing. Simple machine stitch.

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