Kaylene Maalste – Country – Landscape

Inspiration: The many layers of the countryside in and around my home town of Goolwa, South Australia.

Method: Pieced layers of material. The different layers represent, farmland, open road, Orchards, wetlands, hillsides with wind farms, desert regions and land that has suffered from fires. The eucalyptus leaves is fabric designed by Australian Aboriginal artists and is my acknowledgement of their country. The bark on the tree is dyed cheese cloth, and hand embroidery. The perspective is from standing under the tree looking into the distance.

  1. carolinehiggs

    Your choice of fabrics have worked really well Kaylene and I love the trees in the foreground. Great work, well done.

  2. This is such a lovely piece Kaylene ! the way you have layered the fabrics, the cheese cloth on the tree and your choice of fabrics from Arboriginal artists make your piece unique !

  3. Maryte Collard

    I recognized your style from the first look! Love the design with the perspective. Love the details, especially those, that add texture: hand embroidery, cheese cloth and small pieces of fabric in the orchard. Really unique piece, I agree with Chantal.

  4. studiociboulette

    I love all your hand work and the colors and design very creative and beautiful. Bravo.

  5. So lovely to have included aboriginal fabrics for your eucalyptus tree. Great textures in this piece, bravo!

  6. Your piece brings back sweet memories of our visit to your beautiful country. I like your use of the different fabrics, especially the Aboriginal fabrics. Your hand embroidery is very well done.

  7. Beautiful colours and very interesting mix of shapes and textures, love it!

  8. This is such a beautiful piece to represent the overall and very diverse landscape of Australia.
    The use of Aboriginal fabrics makes it even more interesting. Bravo.

  9. I truly love your quilt and the perspective you have achieved. It’s inique and fun to closely examine.

  10. joanbrailsford

    The selection of fabrics is wonderful and gives such a vibrance and diversity to your landscape. I can ceratinly see echos of aborigonal patterns in the quilt and this is a wonderful addition. Well done

  11. A great representation of the landscapes in Australia. I love the tree in the foreground – it adds to the perspective. The fabrics for the leaves are a brilliant choice.

  12. Love the layering of fabrics and the Aboriginal fabrics add the perfect touch. The cheesecloth on the trees and beautiful hand embroidery details adds perspective, depth and texture. Lovely piece Kaylene!

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