Wind Drawing – Cedar

Wind Drawing – Cedar

Artist: Lesley Turner

Title: Wind Drawing – Cedar

Attribution: Wind Drawing - Cedar, 2018, Lesley Turner

Year: 2018

Materials: Vintage cotton bedsheets; cotton, polyester threads; ink

Dimensions: 31" w x 31" h

Image Statement: A piece of cloth buried under a cedar tree became stained by organic soil processes. It was laundered, stretched, and held up to a branch with an ink-dipped brush tied to it, on a windy day. The resulting ‘wind drawing’ by the tree is supported by stitches evoking the tree’s leaves found on the ground after strong winds. The cloth is mounted on a bedsheet as a reference to our home being not only the house we live in - our home extends to the natural environment we are surrounded by.