Ellen Hunter

Natural dyeing and hand embroidery has become a defining aspect of my textile art practice. By creating artworks using environmentally sustainable art practices, and sourcing materials locally, I link my process to meditative contemplation as a way to connect with the environment around me. Sustainable methods in my practice act as a gateway for opening a dialogue about issues concerning the current ecological crises with specific focus on local and national natural environments. In my artworks, slow textile methods such as natural dyeing, embroidery and stitching are used to capture and map environmental damage.  

Mapping the Catastrophic (progress), 2017, Indigo dye on Linen, 90 x 134cm.

Mapping the Catastrophic (progress), 2017, Indigo dye on Linen, Embroidery, 90 x134cm.

Mapping Voids, 2017, Cassurina Natural Dye, Organza Silk, Embroidery, 140 x 250cm.