These works are explorations into natural pigments and dyes. Most recently, I have been trying to use locally sourced rocks as mineral pigments and have also used Eucalyptus dyes to create soft orange and beige tones on fabric.

 Two-panel work, katazome on washi. Dyed using only locally found pigments which I made out of soils and rocks. 

Two-panel work, katazome on washi. Dyed using only locally found pigments which I made out of soils and rocks. 

 A foraged library (on-going) of colour from ground rocks, shell, ash and soil

A foraged library (on-going) of colour from ground rocks, shell, ash and soil

 a first foray into using natural pigments - earth, ash, ochre- to katazome dye washi. This is a stencil I cut of a flowering wattle.

a first foray into using natural pigments - earth, ash, ochre- to katazome dye washi. This is a stencil I cut of a flowering wattle.

 crushing locally found sandstones and interesting rocks. You can never quite tell what will be inside.

crushing locally found sandstones and interesting rocks. You can never quite tell what will be inside.

 field drawing using clay soil rubbed with wet fingers and a scavenged piece of burnt log as charcoal, 2017, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

field drawing using clay soil rubbed with wet fingers and a scavenged piece of burnt log as charcoal, 2017, Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve.

 detail from "Dotterell Paradise" 2018. A black-fronted dotterell that likes to live amongst the new housing development, in a lucious, vegetated but unreal concrete drainage system.

detail from "Dotterell Paradise" 2018. A black-fronted dotterell that likes to live amongst the new housing development, in a lucious, vegetated but unreal concrete drainage system.

 Taking fabric dyed with both eucalyptus and commercial natural dye back into the landscape.

Taking fabric dyed with both eucalyptus and commercial natural dye back into the landscape.

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 using yuzen resist with dyes extracted from Eucalyptus on silk. 2015.

using yuzen resist with dyes extracted from Eucalyptus on silk. 2015.