Whilst working with Tony Crisp, one of his teachings was to pay attention to what demands your attention. A rainbow which engulfed a tree while on my way home through Blackmoore Gate in North Devon in the UK inspired me to make this rainbow tree, of silk threads on velvet with symbols and beads.
pan velvet and rainbow sequins. This work was formed using Arny Mindells Process Orientated Psychology, following what grabs your attention. Its about embodying the exploration of my intellect, which symbolised as a pink female octopus. This piece was created in 2002 and in 2004 I was diagnosed as a multi-sensory dyslexic.
painted silk, aplique onto painted callico, draw thread embroidery and real shells, symbolising the new shores of Australian beaches having come from the UK.
made from handmade felt and threads, this piece of work was created after experiencing my first sweat-lodge with the healing group of Tasmanian women at the top of Mount Cygnet.
here is a detail from a larger work, about the stages of grief. By staying with emotions of collapse/pain life took me on another path, showing my creativity was a healing tool.
here again is a detail from a larger work, about the stages of grief. With the overlaying of golden fabric with hand and machine embroidery. Grief starts to fade and new growth begins.
to the left hand side of this piece of work, a pathway presents in a forest, of new direction and future. I started a psycho-spiritual course in Glastonbury UK.