Inspired by the landscape rhythms of Steart Marshes wetlands, Sian has used locally grown Somerset willow and cane, combined with fabrics that have been weathered by the wetland environment to record the rhythmical changes of pattern. She is particularly interested in contours and layers within the sediment which sculpted by the ebb and flow of the change in water levels.
Bird movement at dusk in marshland landscape
Fine canes applied to black organdie suggesting banks of wind blown reeds that border areas of marshland.
Weathered fabrics trapped within the pattern formation of the curved lines of wrapped cane.
‘Pools of Sky’
Curved forms of inter-connected cane have been used stretch translucent fabrics suggesting areas of sky reflected on the watery pools.
‘Spiralling into flight’
Dyed, wrapped and manipulated cane
Manipulated cane, forming delicate nest-like forms.
Manipulated cane formed into nest-like clusters to support egg-like forms of moulded silk fibes.
Gilded marsh-weathered fabrics and golden beads, to celebrate the treasured status of marshland sediment to absorb carbon-dioxide.