Sunday, March 15, 2009

Garden Hose

Gosh, where to start! So much to catch up here!

I'll start with 'Garden Hose', created as part of my uni course. At the time I was very concerned and upset about the situation with the bushfires in Victoria. This is my response.

I collected Norfolk Island Pine leaves. When I got them home I sorted them into graded colours, from green, gold, through red brown to grey and finally black. Then I joined them end to end to create my 'hose'.

The green leaves were the start of it and were wound around the hose reel. The black leaves made up the end of the hose. When I began I had no idea what I was making. The next time I make this piece I will begin with more of the greens so it is more obvious on the hose reel. It is amazing how like a hose this looks, only with far more texture.

5 comments:

melanie said...

Jan, this is amazing!!

Gaston Studio said...

How creative and I think you should stay away from the green because yours looks more festive.
We can all use more festive!

Amie Roman said...

Whoa! That is a monumental amount of work. What an incredible idea. Thanks for sharing!

SCB said...

Fantastic work Jan - really creative and a beautiful end result. You're very good you know... See you soon, Sara x

Jan Allsopp said...

Thank you everyone!