In this series of eco printing I am using prints of plants or weeds that have escaped from the garden into the bush. These exotic aliens can result in a fragmentation of habitat and a subsequent impact on biodiversity. This can occur on the fringes of suburbia or in fire ravaged National Parks.
Eco printing using Eucalyptus leaves and iron mordant. The leaf image is created by a firm contact with the leaves and the paper then steamed or boiled. The mordant is iron scrapings, which reacts with the tannin in the plants. I then add ink mark making to enhance the image.
With recycled cloth and the alchemy of ecological contact printing with plants and found objects, and slow, meditative stitching the experience of my crossings over the land are traced and recalled. In this layering of walking, attending, and making the boundaries between self and the world soften and, at times, dissolve to the point of disappearance.