materia medica

A collection of works in progress pulling together textile works and performance. ‘Materia medica’ roughly translates as ‘healing materials’. The materials, natural fabrics, featured have been dyed using foraged plants selected for their potential healing qualities.

 
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heart

Silk dyed with foraged hawthorn, nettle, thistle, dog rose and red valerian, with rose and lavender.

 

skin

Muslin dyed with foraged red clover, ox-eye daisies and nettle, with chamomile.

Performance to camera, July 2018.

 

lung

Linen dyed with foraged elderflower, ground ivy and pine with chamomile.

Performance to camera, July 2018.