Swift Parrot - Original Textile Art by Kathryn Harmer Fox
These incredible pieces of fibre art are wonderfully created with pieces of fabric and stitches. Kathryn is an incredibly talented fine art artist who uses fabric as many artists would use a paint pallet and her sewing machine becomes her pen and brush.
Kathryn’s work depicts a wonderful connection to her chosen subject, which she renders in an original drawing, that is then layered under her pallet of fibres. Nature, both human and feathered & feline & flowering her subjects and range of talent is incredible.
These pieces form part of her POSTCARD series and focus on flora and fauna from Australia and Africa.
This piece features the
- Swift Parrot - or green parrot, this cheeky noisy, entertaining character is hanging upside down enjoying a delicious feast of blooms in a Eucalyptus tree. He has caught you looking at him and wonders if you want to share his afternoon snack.
- Each postcard is "stamped" with features of Kathryn's work. They measure approximately 10.5 x 12 inches and are framed or ready for framing.
- Signed in stitch, this postcard features the common name, Latin name and Kathryn's personal mark.
- The images are approx 8” in height The Postcards have been created on natural cotton canvas which has been drawn on, then painted with a watercolour background layer. Finally fabrics have been layered and then the image has been sensitively stitched, bringing it to life. Kathryn loves the fabric to talk to the viewer and she loves the soft frayed edges that give life to the piece. The canvas work is mounted on a double layer of beautiful Shwe Shwe. A fabric unique to Africa.
These nature postcards, roughly the size of standard photocopier paper are filled with stitches and fabric embedments, truly original art pieces. You won't be sorry buying one of these pieces. They are an absolute delight. It would make a fabulously unique present for anyone !
It's wonderfully tactile nature needs to be seen in the flesh to truly appreciate the talent within this piece. The photos don't quite do it justice, but the colors are as true as possible to the original piece.
A sample of progress shots show her step by step creation for a similar art piece. Can be see in the other Etsy listing featuring the Australian Rosella.
Kathryn also undertakes commissions on request. Please contact 2 Sew Textiles for enquiries.
While there is only one original, and once sold it will be forever gone, if you wanted to try rendering your own version, kits are available in this, and Kathryn's other creations (see Seperate listing)...
This price includes international shipping from Australia with Tracking.