|A Canning Stock Route journey in silk|
This is a series of smaller landscapes using the dyed silks, an added pink road and freestyle drawing with the sewing machine to represent our tracks:
Lastly, below these is the finally assembled (foldable!) silk field guide to the Tasmanian eucalypts, which I have been struggling to put together since its creation on Eucalyptus Day 2018. I'll have the chance to exhibit this at an upcoming conference on eucalypt genetics at the University of Tasmania. I'll also be displaying my recent research, which combines decades of Eucalyptus genetic research with the marvellous Eucalyptus dye colour data base of artist Sally Blake to investigate the question, 'Can eucalypt taxonomy be used to predict leaf dye colours?' As you can see below, leaves from different species used on the same day vary widely in colour and intensity... and genetics appears to be partly to blame!
|A folding silk field guide to the Tasmanian eucalypts, dyed using the natural leaf chemistry of each species.|