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A garden is a place where nature and culture meet. Wild plants are brought together, reflecting the gardener’s sense of harmony.
Plants and flowers are often used as imagery on fabrics, printed, woven and embroidered. I have explored the idea of textiles and surface in my work. I want to reveal the weave, the threads, the warp and the weft. I wash in fine layers of white paint to suggest detail. Up close, some forms seem to break down. I have added stitches and appliquéd petal forms as highlights. These remind me of antique samplers and 17th-century stumpwork tapestries. The stitching may also suggest contemporary environmental issues, as it symbolises repair.
- Lucinda Chambers, 2016