One is WESTERN RED CEDAR.
This piece was created from an 80-year-old woollen blanket found in a friend's grandfather's attic. After dyeing it, I felted three layers into one, echoing the way new trees grow from the biomass of the dead trees on the forest floor, which enables them to attain an enormous lifespan when free from man's interference. By transferring the motif onto the central square, emphasis was given to this sentinel of the forest - the Western Red Cedar. The spiral shapes echo the ferns that thrive in the shade, and the blues and greens echo the rain forest's principal colours that provide a calming presence to any who enter.
Picking the threads and dyeing the wool
The completed piece