After some tricky dye-work on the bamboo canes, the background bamboo is in place ready for me to add the camellia 'Bob Hope' and perhaps a couple of songbirds as they spend so much time in the camellias.
Indulge yourself in opulent iridescence with this video of my gorgeous neighbour.
With so much sea in the composition, it needed to have more form and drama. I have introduced breaking waves that take your eye back into the ocean.
Meadow and sea and rocks are taking their places in this collage.
The finished commission; a textile collage of a Cornish cliff-top meadow.
Flowers are introducing warm colour into the meadow.
Enjoy this video that shows you the magnificent Cornwall Crafts Association's gallery at Trelowarren, with a journey through lovely estate above the Helford River.
Although collage usually plays a big part in forming waves in my work, this time I am relying almost entirely on dye-work. I felt it conveyed all the sense of form and motion required for a backdrop to a cliff top meadow.
I have just put together this video of silk artisans in their workshops in the city of Banaras in India.