This small art work is an exploration of contrasting colour and layering fabric.
It was made from machine quilted cotton fabric, coloured with shiva paint sticks and stitched together with embroidery floss. The little koru was made with air dry clay and oil paint sticks rubbed onto it.
I was inspired by the paua shell colours and patterns and the koru/frong on a ponga fern tree. A beautiful tree found in the bush of New Zealand.