This piece of work has taken a while to finish. It’s a sculptural piece based on a postcard of scalded skin cells. It will be part of an exhibition that my group hope to put on. Each member received a post card from the Welcome Collection to use as inspiration. The work that has been produced is really interesting and varied.
I used chair cane to make the piece. The weaving technique is called complex linking. It is used in Mexico for making hammocks. In this instance I started at a corner to create the shapes.
The shapes were dyed after weaving. Cane takes fabric dye really well so I used the same method with this piece. However the shiny surface of the chair cane didn’t take the colour well and it all looked rather insipid! So I spray painted it and now it’s very pink.