Oak is a very characteristic tree and it has been worshipped and holy in Europe for centuries, oak leaves are still regarded as Badges of Honour. When I grew up my family lived in a house built on a slope of oaks and oak has always been a worshipped tree for me. Where I live today these trees are infrequently seen and when I find an acorn I love to put it in a tiny vase to see it grow. My acorn is a voice from the past to the present, growing in a transparent vase with a backing symbolizing timber.
Acorn is juried into SAQA Virtual Gallery – Plurality of Voices
Materials: Pieced strips of cotton, linen, silk. Machine stiched raw edge appliqués made from synthetic organza, homedyed silk and damask. Hand embroidery, machine quilted. Cotton batting, synthetic backing. Mounted on canvas.