Materials + Technique
Cotton, Silk, Polyester
Stitched fabric construction
Inspired by the surrounding nature, particularly the birch trees in Fiskars village, Spiral Tree combines the idea of growth, connection and entanglement. The sculpture was made specially for the ‘Täällä-Här-Here’ exhibition – held to celebrate the 25 year Anniversary of ONOMA, the cooperative of artists, designers and artisans in Fiskars.
In Spiral Tree a range of green, copper and golden fabrics are layered and stitched to make hundreds of floral leaf-like forms. Piece by piece, these forms are joined into multiple fabric chains — that twist and turn, in and out, weaving their way up a pleated spiral core. Delicately balancing, the elements hold each other in place — forming an interconnected network entangled together.