Batik Wall Hanging by Hannah Weekes
Painting on Fabric, Subject: Architecture and cityscapes, Graphic, illustrative and typographic style, One of a kind artwork, Signed on the front, Framed and ready to hang, Size: 64.77 x 101.6 x 2.03 cm (framed) / 60.96 x 90.17 x 0.51 cm (unframed) / 60.96 x 90.17 cm (actual image size), Materials: Cotton, Wax, Dye, Bamboo, Cord, Thread, Oil Pastel
Title – The Secluded Garden Throughout the pandemic and lockdown of COVID-19, I have had the time to notice and appreciate simple moments within daily life and nature, such as the way the light falls through my living room window onto the floor, or the gentle rustle of the leaves outside my flat, but I have also spent time dreaming of places I wish to be. These moments have led to a series of batiks where I have studied these moments and expressed them through vibrant dyes, which are enhanced by the softness of the cotton. ‘The Secluded Garden’ depicts a courtyard in a hotel I stayed at in the centre of the vibrant city of Marrakech. Taking time to cool off and enjoy the chirping birds and towering plants in this little space was very much needed, especially in the August heat and having just been trekking and camping in the Atlas mountains for the past week. This piece is finished off with gold stitching around the edges and is displayed hung in a magnetic wooden frame, which I felt complimented the gentleness of the scene it depicts.