This body of work reflects my studies over the period of a year, in different seasons, observing the grasses in this area round where I live. The swathes of colour these plants make in the landscape are magnificent and I am lucky to be able to notate their changing growth and forms several times a day. In spring,the bright limey green tips of the reeds emerge and later on in summer appear the bleached straw tones or the subtle golden, blueish and reddy-browns of other grasses.

I am fascinated by their seeming fragility and the movements made when blown by the wind.

Some of the more bushy and feathery species have been used as my tools for applying paint and hot wax, bringing my recycling obsession full circle.

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There are a number of interesting articles, exhibitions and courses currently available that you may find inspiring.

Recommended websites
Creates objects made from rolling, folding and sewing junk mail and envelopes. runs interesting courses. Email:
Fashion and Textile Museum:
Victoria and Albert Museum:
Olafur Eliasson exhibition:

Recommended books

Threads of Life by Clare Hunter A history of the world through the eye of a needle. A fascinating chronicle of political protest, personal identity and memory. this is related through stories of men and women, across the world and through history, using the language of sewing to produce all kinds of textiles.