rice and other papers, gold leaf, wood, paint, silk paper and cloth, 2014 and 2023 1800 x 30 x 30cm in rolled format 1800 x 10200 x 30 'The project 'Blood on Silk ' was started in 2010 with the collaboration between Fiona Davies and the physicist the Late Dr Peter Domachuk. Peter was researching [...]
Group Exhibition at Everglades in Leura Australia, ‘Image Word Object’.
My work is on the right hand side of this photograph. Fiona Davies has made many objects documenting personal and family histories and traumas. Her work ranges over multiple media including mixed media installation, video, still images, texts and games that invite the public to engage in the process of creativity and discovery of personal [...]
Another great new use of silk.
https://thehill.com/changing-america/sustainability/environment/3572961-could-silk-help-solve-our-microplastics-problem/ This time from MIT, a new use for silk as a means of replacing microplastics in the encapsulation process. There's a link to a more technical article in the link.
So many interesting things happening in the biomedical world of silk at the moment.
In the SilkLab at Tufts University bioactive inks have been developed that can function as a sensor either of the body wearing a garment printed with the ink or the environmental conditions surrounding the object printed with the ink. Amazing stuff. https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=47&v=DM8JzVIN5Vo&feature=emb_logo 'The technology builds upon earlier work by the same researchers developing bioactive silk [...]
Fiona Davies – Coughing up Blood, 2019
https://resilienceintimesofadversity.com/fiona-davies-coughing-up-blood-2019/ This link will take you to my work on the Resilience in times of adversity website. Curated by Vivienne Dadour the exhibition is at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and runs until the 29th September.
Start of the install – Site 1 at the State Silk Museum Tbilisi.
Before the weaving starts and the pattern becomes complicated the strength of a simple black and white stripe carries the day.
Woven Architecture – July at The State Silk Museum in Tbilisi.
Preliminary Ideas - white, off white and black