Sunday, August 17, 2014

Exhibition Countdown 31: Tea Art Dolls

Rose Keemun, Masala Chai, Lady Grey - art dolls. 
In my exhibition I have a series of art dolls/mixed media sculptures which personify teas. Here are three... not quite finished but just needing some finishing touches.
All the fabrics are either tea dyed, overdyed with tea, or dipped in tea.
Rose Keemun tea is Keemun black tea with rose petals - a lovely delicate blend .
Masala Chai is black tea brewed with a mixture of Indian spices and herbs - green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger and black peppercorn.
Lady Grey is a tea scented with oil of bergamot, with hints of lemon peel and orange peel oil. It is a very "young" tea, first being produced for the Scandanavian market by Twinings in 1994.

Exhibition : " Leaves of Distinction" 18 September - 12 October 2014
Timeless Textiles, 90 Hunter Street, Newcastle East. NSW
Opening 6pm - 8pm  THURSDAY 18 September. 2014

1 comment:

  1. I love Lady Grey tea, my daughter and I drink it as our first cup in the morning. I was a soft sculpture artist some years ago until I injured my wrist. I made a beautiful pink and grey collectors bear she was named Lady grey she wore a long pearl necklace and came with a miniature tea chest I had hand painted with camellias. There were three of these bears in the collection, I have such lovely memories of those years.


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