Work by Moira E Dickson :: Poem by Gerda Stevenson

textile art

From Quines by Gerda Stevenson

Artist’s statement

Mary Somerville 1780-1872 was an amazing woman, a mathematician and astronomer who led me to look to the stars and planets as my starting point for interpreting this poem.

I was recently introduced to Aboriginal Art through the book ‘Alhalkere, Paintings from Utopia’ by Emily Kame Kngwarreye who  looked to the heavens during her ‘dream times’ for inspiration.  I became fascinated with her ‘dot‘ paintings and as a result decided to explore this method of working. I now realise the time and effort it takes to produce a painting such as this. I decided I admired this technique so much that I would like to explore it and combine it with my stitching, resulting in this current piece of work.