Louise Saxton: Sanctuary

Sanctuary is a series of beautiful, sculptural wall works created using reclaimed needlework pinned to tulle, and based on natural history illustrations. The artist, Louise Saxton painstakingly deconstructs vintage fabrics, embroidery and lace, and using elements from them creates intricate depictions of birds and insects by pinning layer after layer to tulle.

Art Exhibition previously on at Heide Museum of Modern Art in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 24 March 2012 to Sunday 29 July 2012

Right Place Wrong Time  2011 image Carolina on My Mind   2011 image Flaming Flamingo  2011 image Halcyone & Ceyx  2010 image Lucy’s Kite  2011 image Madeira’s Lyre  2010 image

Published by anonymous on Wednesday 21 March 2012.
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The journey of the fabrics is a transformative one, the final form a delicate, two-dimensional representation of the natural world.

Saxton’s work breathes new life into traditional art and craft practices and draws a parallel between the lost art of domestic needlework and the vulnerability of some species in the natural world. From the vivid pink flamingo to the green and orange speckled parrots, the complexity of these larger than life creations can only be truly appreciated when viewed up close.