Winton Native Tapestry PRINT

78cm x 58 cm

310 gsm

Cotton rag paper

Archival ink


My isolation project 

9 native Australian fauna species and 12 flora species playing out from the Winton area. I started this 29th January 2020, little did I know it would keep me occupied during COVID. 1000’s of 0.1 and 0.4mm ink dots over 600 hours.


My inspiration was the great tapestries of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It represents the light delicateness found within the hard and often unforgiving outback. The animals and plants that battle the elements yet still reflect detailed fragility and soft beauty.


Tapestries were woven with symbolic emblems, mottoes, or coats of arms called a baldachin, canopy of state or cloth of state, hung behind and over a throne as a symbol of authority. Often mythological, biblical and religious images and hunting scenes were popular subjects of many tapestries produced for decoration.


Tapestrys were my inspiration, they are a form of textile art, traditionally woven by hand on a loom. My stippling technique mimics this mechanism where the artisan interlaces each coloured weft back and forth in its own small pattern area. So instead of woven fabric, I’ve replaced with ink dot circles on cotton arches paper.


Subject list:

Western Golden Wattle

Golden Orb Weaving Spider

Honey Suckle Oak flower

Spotted Emu Bush

The Rufous-crowned Emu-wren

Ghost gum flower

Pink Fringe Myrtle flower

Painted Finch

Lolly Bush red flower

Sturt's Desert Rose

Camel Bush blue flower

Red- browed Pardalote

Parrot Pea flower

Spinifex Pigeon

Pink Mulla Mulla ‘Joey’ flower

Chequered Swallowtail butterfly

Blue Banded Bee

Fringed Lily purple flower

Night Parrot

Billy Buttons yellow flower

Amelia’s Canegrass Dragon

Winton Native Tapestry Print