‘Owl’ detail from soft sculpture
Natural dye techniques combined with hand painting with fabric paints
60cm x 30cm x 30cm
A series of these owls emerged whilst working remotely in the Kimberley. Owls hold a special spirit connection of wisdom and hold many stories again across cultures. The process of using natural dyes, waiting several days or overnight for the colour to leach into the fabric, then unwrapping each parcel, feels like a Christmas present. The suggestion of owls emerged after seeing the particular markings in the dyed fabrics.