Work by Anita Hutchison :: Poem by Gerda Stevenson

textile art

From Quines by Gerda Stevenson

Artist’s statement

Gerda’s poem ‘Rose Stalks in Snow’ is based on a painting by Christian Small. The original painting shows a pruned rose bush in a snowy garden. My textile concentrates on the dead flower heads that may have been pruned from the bush. Using a monochrome palette to match the painting and as mentioned in the poem, I created the textile from layered fine mono-printed fabrics and completed with a machine-stitched drawing of rose heads, all in grey and black with an off-white background.