Materials: Botanical eco dye on Paj silk
Dimensions: 1500 mm x 280 mm
About the Maker:
Elliane Boulton’s art is about finding the beauty in the natural world, and how we co-exist within our environment. The way we treat our environment is important, and with this collection, Boulton wants to highlight just how much it can give. She also wants the audience to be aware of the environmental impacts of the fashion and synthetic dye industries, they are the third most pollutive industry in 2022.
In her practice, Boulton uses found objects, such as bark and leaves, using them to create works that highlight the natural beauty of the found pieces. For this body of work, she has stepped into the world of eco-printing, using native leaves to create pattern and silk to create form. These silks are accompanied by the steel pipes that they were dyed on, which have also been printed by the leaves.