The two Begonia Leaf artworks were inspired by my visit to the Ballarat begonia Festival at the Ballarat Botanic Gardens. The festival was centred around a glorious greenhouse, exploding with colour and showcased a huge collection of begonia varieties. Although the flowers were striking, it was the leaves that I was most drawn to. There is huge variety in the shape, patterning and colouration of begonia leaves. I personally love the asymmetrical leaf varieties with bands of purple and green - which you can plainly see in my two pieces inspired by this plant.
Embroidery thread and pins on paper
66 x 81.5cm (framed size)
Framed in a white box frame
This piece will be available as a part of the 'Natural Networks' exhibition at Timeless Textiles gallery 13th April - 15th May 2016.