A series of textile artworks inspired by the architectural elegance of trees by fiber artist Lesley Richmond based in Vancouver. Her carefully constructed trees emulate the natural light and texture of forests by focusing on their branching structures and using negative space, color, and dimension to create visually intriguing works. Richmond's process involves photographing trees and printing the images in cotton and silk. She then eliminates selected background areas using a chemical process, which dissolves the cotton leaving the structural image of trees, before painting the images with metal patinas and pigments to create the illusion of organic decay.
On view at Tansey Contemporary through Apr. 29.