Foldable Paper Icons

I grew up in Australia but was born in the UK.  I have a deep love for the Australian land but I have always lived with a confused sense that it is not really my country.

 

These collaged paper landscapes explore the relationship between land, home and identity. In the absence of a firm personal sense of history and place can you piece together and tell the story of your own landscape?

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 1, 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, and thread,11 x 14cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 1 (detail), 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, and thread,11 x 14cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 2, 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, book page, gold paper and thread,12 x 13cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 2 (detail), 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, book page, gold paper and thread,12 x 13cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 3, 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, book page and thread,15 x 41cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 3, 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, book page and thread,15 x 41cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 3 (detail), 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, book page and thread,15 x 41cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 4, 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, book page and thread,15 x 17cm.

Gabrielle Mordy, Stitched Paper Icon 4 (detail), 2016. Plant dyed hahnemühle paper, book page and thread,15 x 17cm.

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