Deborah Wace - Fagus Red Border Long

Fagus Red Border Long

Deborah Wace

Original Artwork
acrylic wallpaper adhesive
33.7cm x 141.7 cm

Fagus- Nothofagus gunnii

Nothofagus gunnii- common names include tanglefoot, deciduous beech or fagus. It is the only native deciduous tree in Tasmania and the only cold climate winter-decuous tree in Australia. The leaves of this highland delight turn gold and deep red in April/May. It is considred a paleoendemic species to Tasmania as macrofossils have been discovered within Oligocene sediments both in tasmania and Antarctica. These leaves were collected from a private Hobart garden weith permission.

Deborah Wace

Deborah Wace is a fabric designer, ecological activist, plant advocate and professional printmaker from Tasmania. Her artwork is highly detailed and intimate, a window into the botany of Tasmanian Native Orchids, Rainforest and Buttongrass and Marine plant communities. She is a graduate from Canberra School of Arts (1988) with a Bachelor Degree in Visual Arts, Printmaking. Drawing on her thirty years of plant collecting, her significant personal herbarium has been fully digitised. Combined with dry point and monoprint original artwork, these images are then layered using computer software to create her rich complex botanical designs. 

She prints digitally onto silk and other fabric developing designs for cloth, wallpaper and limited edition fine art and also teaches printmaking. Immersion in and deeper understanding of wild place through botany is her aim. Forming a link to the earliest European Botanical Historical collections is a strong thread through her artwork. Deborah’s recent Churchill Fellowship to study the early French botanical historical record from Tasmania will bring forward a new and richly layered range of designs for print onto fabric.

Deborah uses her plant specimen collection and her print making to create an intersection between botany and fine fabrics, refreshing a conversation about ecology and threatened species and the protection of valuable ecological/ historical/ cultural environments.

Please Note:

This item would need to be collected or can be delivered within Australia for an additional freightage cost. Please contact the gallery directly for a shipping estimate.


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