Katie West, 'seep', 2020
With 'seep', Katie shares two images derived from documenting her natural dyeing process. Greyish fabric dyed with eucalyptus leaves and bark collected in Naarm while making the series Warna (ground), alongside flowers and leaves from the post-dyeing process, gathered around Iremugadu (Roebourne), Western Australia. This image is a reflection on the threads of care and connection we weave through creative practice – across notions of time and physical distance.
Digital and screen print
Canson Infinity cotton rag 310 gsm
420 x 594mm
Limited edition of 20
Available unframed and framed (glass front, wood frame)
Free delivery in Naarm/Melbourne from mid-December. For purchasers outside of Naarm/Melbourne, please contact admin[at]unprojects.org.au.
Katie West belongs to the Yindjibarndi people of the Pilbara tablelands in Western Australia. The process of naturally dyeing fabric underpins her practice – the rhythm of walking, gathering, bundling, boiling up water and infusing materials with plant matter. Katie creates objects, installations and happenings that invite calm, reflection and attention to the ecologies we live within and participate, following the understanding that the health and wellbeing the environment is a reflection of the health and wellbeing of people.