Artist: Mary McCauley
Title: Bonsai II
Attribution: Bonsai II, 2020 Mary McCauley
Materials: cotton, cork cloth, Alpaca felting, wire armature
Dimensions: 14" X 14" X 15"
Image Statement: Bonsai II is a representation of the Bonsai art form in fabrics. The tree is free motion stitched bark and over 800 leaves, all inidividually wired to allow shaping into the binsai form. The base is Alpaca felted batt and the container is made of panels of cotton fused to heavy interface. The entire form can be twisted and bent into several of the classic bonsai forms, spire, informal spire (shown here), windswept or semi-cascade.