ELIZABETH BANFIELD

ELIZABETH BANFIELD

Leaf portrait 1, 2020
Linocut, Kozo tissue, thread
56h x 38w cm
$600 (plus postage, handling and insurance within Australia)

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ELIZABETH BANFIELD

I have used eucalyptus leaves in my work for many years now; drawn to them by the beautiful asymmetry that gives them quite an avian shape. It is also the evidence of a life lived that attracts me, such as the holes, the markings, or redirected veins after an insect attack. Choosing leaves that have fallen from a tree with these interesting shapes and markings means that they have, over time, come to represent my memories. They become a record of my life lived within the Australian landscape, as well as memories of those I can no longer share that life or landscape with.

I carve the repetitive fine lino lines of leaf veins and abstract text, I print layers of colours on more layers of Japanese tissue paper, then I sew them together. The print is completed by this meditative hand-stitching, a process that mends, remembers, and coalesces.

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