“Dryad: Field Maple”
Mixed media textile art
In this piece created specifically for the 2012 Milton Keynes Outside In exhibition, I wanted to portray a dryad (tree spirit) with an associated green man who ages over the course of the seasons and the wheel of the year.
Field maples are the only native British maple tree (sycamore and Norway maple are both introduced species) and traditionally have been known as English maple, dog oak, and whistle wood. Mapuldor is the Old English (Anglo Saxon) word for this tree.
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|Media||hand-dyed and painted silk habutai ground, linocut print, burnt out layered organza, hand and machine embroidery|
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