A piece of cloth buried under each tree became stained by organic soil processes. It was laundered, stretched and held up to a branch with an ink dipped brush tied to it, on a windy day. The resulting ‘wind drawing’ by each tree is supported by stitches evoking the tree’s leaves found on the ground after strong winds. The cloth is mounted on a bed sheet as a reference to our home being not only the house we live in – our home extends to the natural environment we are surrounded by.
Lesley Turner is an artist who works stitches into textiles: domestic linens, worn garments, re-purposed cloth. She selects the most appropriate materials and techniques available to the textile artist to convey meaningful messages and ideas.