Ann Head is a South Australian artist, whose lifelong interest in the natural environment inspires the focus on flora and fauna in her work. Whether she is exploring stylised or realistic interpretations of nature, attention to detail has become a hallmark of her textile art.
Ann uses a camera as part of the creative process for many of her art quilts. She finds that while composition of the photo and recording of plant and animal characteristics in the field play important roles, so does serendipity. Sometimes later scrutiny of images on the computer will reveal elements which were not immediately obvious to the eye at the time.
Ann’s work involves a range of techniques, including painting with ink, dyeing, threadwork, raw edge applique, printmaking and layering with sheer fabrics, in addition to more traditional quiltmaking methods.
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Dimensions: 30 x 30cm (H x W)
Statement: The inability of a camera or our eyes to focus can reduce the details of a scene into circles of pure colour. In this image of a Ceanothus tree in full bloom, the blurred background contrasts with the sharp focus of foreground blossoms as a honeybee goes about her work.
Exhibitions: Coastal Threads 2022