Wind Drawing – Maple

Wind Drawing – Maple

Artist: Lesley Turner

Title: Wind Drawing – Maple

Attribution: Wind Drawing - Maple, 2018, Lesley Turner

Year: 2018

Materials: Vintage cotton bedsheets; cashmere, silk, wool threads; ink

Dimensions: 31" h x 31" w

Image Statement: A piece of cloth buried under a maple tree became stained by organic soil processes. It was laundered, stretched, and held up to a the tree's branch with an ink-dipped brush tied to it, on a windy day. The resulting ‘wind drawing’ 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.