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.


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

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