Response (E. terreticornis: a self directed residency with a tree)

Hemp cotton, natural Eucalyptus dye

An ancient tree fell and is a patient teacher. As time passes I work with the different components of the physical, historical and ethereal qualities. I begin to know the tree.

This work is about my attempt to create a voice in response to what I learn. My humanness seems simplistic and clumsy as I use the process of natural dyeing and isolating components in the form of colour to share the complexity of the tree’s essence. Many hours have been spent gathering and processing, searching for leaves from Eucalyptus tereticornis and this work is the story of process and connection to place.

Category: Emerging

by Anne Harris