Bringing together traditional craft techniques and the abundant materials found in nature Hillary Waters Fayle (previously) meticulously sews brightly colored flowers into found camellia leaves and other foliage. From simple lines and ribs to fully rendered botanicals, the thread-based embellishments break up fragile matter. The resulting sculptures prove the durability of nature and contrast the organic material with the additives produced.
in the the interview Below, Waters Fayle describes how she collects leaves and seed pods from areas around her home in Richmond, Virginia, and notes that her practice is based on sustainability. By using materials that are already available, such as threads from her grandmother, the artist strives for zero waste in her practice. Overall, it is her intention to “connect nature and human touch” and increase the interaction between the two.
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