Round and Around (HC565)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Round and Around

Date

2009

Materials and techniques

Found slice of tree trunk and viscose thread
Holes drilled into wood and then stitched

Dimensions

diameter:  18.5cm
depth:  2.9cm

Object number

HC565

Category

Maker's statement

Due to this piece being round and the prominence of its rings, I wanted to create a design that complimented this. Whilst stitching the piece I left it overnight and came back to find it had split (due to drying out too quickly). At first I found this annoying, but over time I have come to appreciate the freshness of the new wood that is now visible, and the splinters of wood that are still trying to join one side to another. I also quite like the way in which the split disrupts the otherwise seamless passage of the arrows.