Leaves Cannot Die

18 August, 2017
Leaves Cannot Die

These pieces are inspired by the Buddhist concept of “No-Birth and No-Death”. Nothing in nature comes from nothing and goes into nothing or disappears. Like leaves and anything else in the world we cannot die, we’re just changing forms – constantly. Wool becomes water, leaves turn into fish and eventually these pieces will be soil again. Soil turns into grass, grass into wool and so on.

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Muka (fibre of harakeke), wool, mohair, silk and alpaka - handspun on wire (some of it dyed with botanical colours); stitched Pohutukawa and Kauri leaves; recycled nails; driftwood