Leaf Collection, Woven and After Tivaevae Series

The Leaf collection. Lock down 2020 enabled me to complete on along held idea to utilise the beautiful native tree leaf skeletons and fallen leaves in the forest on our land. really a collaboration between Mother Nature and myself. She created, I collected, selected and secured. I trust you like the results.

Woven Series. These woven panels were created with leftover strips from earlier series of works. Weaving along with Tivaevae, attaching, tearing and mending and recycling all seem to go together.

After Tivaevae Series. In visiting Aitutaki Island in the Cook Islands Group over a number of years I have always enjoyed the Tivaevae practice of applique by the women. This along with weaving is a big part of the local artistic culture.

© 2019 Gaylene Earl