Flora: Online Exhibition | 3 November – Sharon Peoples

Artwork one

Black Mountain Gloves: Hardenbergia (2020) rayon thread and nylon, machine embroidered on soluble fabric. Walking each day up Black Mountain during winter and spring in 2020 seemed to present new flowers. There has been more rain than usual so there was the potential for wildflowers to emerge. The first in July were Hardenbergia often known as Sarsaparilla, little purple pea flowers climbing up over other plants.


Artwork two

Black Mountain Gloves: Parrot Pea (2020) rayon thread, machine embroidered on soluble fabric. Walking each day up Black Mountain during winter and spring in 2020 seemed to present new flowers. One of these were Parrot Pea bush, another native legume that fixes nitrogen in our harsh Australian soils. The lace-like constructions reflects the fragility of our environment.


Artwork three

Black Mountain Gloves: Tea-tree (2020) rayon thread, machine embroidered on soluble fabric. Walking each day up Black Mountain during winter and spring in 2020 seemed to present new flowers. The tea-tree is very small in this location as the sandstone rocks yield little moisture on the Mountain. The lace-like constructions reflects the fragility of our environment.


Let’s build something together.