Wind Drawing – Douglas-fir

Wind Drawing – Douglas-fir

Artist: Lesley Turner

Title: Wind Drawing – Douglas-fir

Attribution: Wind Drawing - Douglas-fir, 2017, Lesley Turner

Year: 2017

Materials: Vintage cotton bedsheets; cotton, hemp, linen, tencel threads; ink

Dimensions: 31" h x 31" w

Image Statement: A piece of cloth buried under a Douglas-fir 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 Douglas-fir 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.