Sunday, December 11, 2011

Albatrosses and long line fishing

Below is the centrespread of my textile journal Albatrosses and Archaeopteryx.  I have used my hand-dyed fabrics on which I linoprinted my fishing boat and attached beading wire as the long lines which attract seabirds but drag them under to drown if they are not quick enough to untangle themselves.  The albatrosses are appliqued, with the focal bird incorporating bits of rubbish and mesh to depict other threats from us they tackle every day.  Fishing line and net waste is a major killer of seabirds.
I enjoyed the making of the book which you can see more of on my website when I have finished updating it over the next few weeks.

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