I thought long and hard about this theme. Many design ideas were considered and discarded.
Then I decided to choose the colour first rather than the design. I chose yellow because it’s a
colour that I rarely work with and decided to include all shades from cream through to old gold. When I had collected a variety of these yellow materials – fabrics, threads, paints etc – and saw them all together on my bench, the idea of flames seemed obvious
Flames have always fascinated me – their shapes, colours and movements. I love watching them
and always wonder about exactly what they are in terms of their chemistry and physics.
The fabrics in this piece are a mix of cottons and silks and the threads are cottons and rayons.