Finalist – 2017 Manly Library Artists’ Book Award

Swatch(ing)… collage and ink on timber veneer attached to crocheted thread and fine wire (9 x 9 x 2.5cm crocheted thread approx. 72 cm)

Discarded Venetian patterned papers, collected from Katherine’s travels, have been collaged on to timber veneer swatches then further embellished through the drawing of abstracted patterns, colours and forms to create what could be ‘swatches’ for tile, textile, or wallpaper decorating applications. 

‘Swatch(ing)’ explores the notions of popular culture and tradition, and their influence on decoration and art whilst continuing Katherine’s exploration of the notion that art may be purely decorative.