At work in the Textiles and Materiality studio

Work in progress, August 2018. (Top image) From atop the orange-legged ladder, the six overlapping ‘terrestrial’ layers of Walk in the Water, featuring organzas and silks appliqu├ęd on linen, with digital embroidery. (Bottom image) Research assistant Kay Noele helps install the ‘water layer’ of organza on the wall of the Textiles and Materiality cluster of Milieux, our studio. Visible beneath the watery blue cloth is a digital print on cotton of the aerial map of the Point onto which have been traced six shoreline changes, as indicated in source maps from 1801 to 1968. This map (research by Jacob Le Gallais) served as our maquette for creating the linen layers. Photos: Kathleen Vaughan

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