No place for their eyes to rest

Hannah Cooper

Two sets of silk threads are dyed with petals, seeds, roots and ground insects and woven together to create the canvas - one set of threads is a highly planned mathematically-calculated grid, dyed and wound in a precise order; the other resist-dyed through dips into dye pots in an unplanned, random way. The two sets of threads overlap and intersect continuously as the cloth is woven: the structured order of the grid inevitably becoming undone and dissolved by the organic. This piece is a woven metaphor for our increasingly detached and detrimental interaction with nature and our desire to have the natural world presented to us in a sanitised, screen-mediated and predictable grid.

Medium: Textile

H  78.5cm x W 53cm    x D 2 cm

Catalogue Number:  22AP16