offerings at the shrine
Private Collection, New Zealand
800 x 1200
Itajime dyeing, dip-dyeing, stitching, assemblage,
cotton fabric, cord, gauze, fiber-reactive dyes, wooden support
The plain white area in the background is actually the wall. This image was scanned off an old transparency and the quality leaves much to be desired.
This work goes back to the late 80s, following my return from Japan; the influence of my many visits to shrines and temples is evident. There are three small triangular offerings at the bottom, which are a direct reference to the process of folding and clamping cloth between wooden blocks in the itajime dyeing technique.