Seedlings Spaced With Special Care (T108)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Seedlings Spaced With Special Care

Made in

London

Date

1992

Description

Cream coloured fabric background with nine squares appliqued onto base, each square is a muted colour and has a centre stitch or bean.

Materials and techniques

Hand sewn fabric collage using fabric, beans, cane; collage applique.

Dimensions

length:  25cm
width:  23cm

Object number

T108

Category

  • Seedlings Spaced With Special Care, Janet Bolton, 1992. Crafts Council Collection: T108. Photo: Stokes Image Ltd.

Maker's statement

A continuation of the use of fabric To create images springing from memories, imagination and observation. This particular piece carries a direct reference to the preliminary techniques used to build up a patchwork quilt, the freedom of composition this technique allows, here, used to make a purely pictorial object. The subject matter was inspired by new seedling beds seen at Kew Gardens, the colours by a page in a sample book of Indian fabrics. The combination of these ideas develops the abstract construction of colour, line, and mass as a format within to depict pictorial representational subjects in fabric my preferred medium.