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Gorse 16-04-18

Gorse textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Cornish Spring flowers are finally filling the landscape with colour and I am preparing for a new collage. Silver and gold top our hedges and stretch across the cliffs. Gorse and Blackthorn are so lavish in their flowering and so very well defended with prickles and thorns.

iguana art in progress 7-04-18

iguana art in progress textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

Iguana in a blue sky with fluffy clouds. As he has no wings to fly I had better get focused on the branches of the Ziricote tree.

Ziricote flowers 2-04-18

Ziricote flowers textile collage Amanda Richardson Aritst

The Ziricote has probably been in cultivation since the time of the Mayan Empire, used for its edible fruit. As you can see, the flowers are gorgeous. Pleats radiate from centre of each flower and are perfect for my collage technique that explores tonal variations in light reflective fabrics such as satins and velvets. There is a lot of cutting, but the results should be worth the effort.

dye-work for iguana 24-03-18

dye-work for iguana textile collage Amanda Richardson Artist

With Spring still elusive, I have returned to thoughts of warm Mexican sunshine, with Iguanas basking on branches. This is the beginnings of the very detailed dye-work for a male Green Iguana (I know orange seems unlikely, but when he wants to impress this is their colour of choice)

Sumidero 11-03-18

Sumidero - textile collage

The birds and butterflies are flying about and deciding where to settle on this bough above Sumidero Canyon.

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