A nature-themed collage which I made from pages of my German book ‘European Plants and Animals’ and from a camping advert from an old French magazine. No need for more words, just visual indulgence.
I came across this book at a free second-hand book give away at uni. I was drawn to it because of its beautiful botanical drawings. I’m planning on using some of the images in collages, and I wanted to create something involving the cover without changing it too much. I used tracing paper in order to create an embroidered replica and I am really pleased with the result; the transparency reveals all the twisted threads, creating the illusion that the cover is alive and growing.
La Nature Jaune represents a combination of glamour and nature. The woman is carefree, wearing a signature 1960s expression of happiness. I found this image in a catalogue for knitting patterns. It was called Stitchcraft so I stitched all over it.