Needle-punch sketches Superfine Merino through handmade papers
These are so delicate, with superfine wool, that if I breathe too closely when making them the fibres/lines move and a leg changes, an expression alters dramatically. They highlight to me the contrast between bold definition and fragility, being altered/ blown away so easily...existing then not, with a breath.
'Watership Down' by Richard Adams - Characters from the novel
Crows and other animals ... Crows inspired by the wonderful pen and ink drawings of Leonard Baskin in his illustrations for Ted Hughes' poetry collection 'Crow - The Life and Songs of the Crow'.
Needle-punching through handmade silk paper made from Mawata squares - spidery fine threads This practice piece was inspired by Elizabeth Bishop's poem 'The Fish'. When held up to the light, the image and colours almost disappear...just as the fish is returned to the sea.