Ann Turley – Country – Flora/Fauna
My selection for Flora and Fauna is the Peruvian anchoveta, wildly abundant along the Peruvian coastline. It is a small species of fish, rarely reaching more than 20cm in length, or living beyond its 4 year lifespan. The anchoveta is very valuable commercially due to its high oil and protein content. While it is edible by humans and is sold canned, frozen and fresh, most of the catch is used to create fishmeal – livestock feed or food for farm-raised fish. These fish have very large eyes and exceptionally good eyesight. I have used several novelty fabrics in the construction of these fish and the background – lame, glitter lycra, embellished decorator organza, netting, tulle and ordinary organza. The base is a selection of commercial cottons.