Silk Scarf Painting, ‘From the Islands’ Tells A Story About Mangrove Habitats - And Habits.

This silk scarf painting, also available as a square digital print on canvas, had an interesting beginning.

strip of blue silk with red, orange and yellow flowers - stunning scarfBeautiful, soft yet springy pure silk in gorgeous colours

After a few days of caretaking on Low Isles the time had come to return to the mainland at Port Douglas, an hour's sail away.

We sped across the lagoon in a dinghy to Quicksilver’s Wavedancer, stowed our luggage and stood in the sunshine, ready for the relaxing journey home.

Low Island is adjacent to Woody Island, so named because of the dominance of mangroves, which provide shelter and a nesting place for several species of birds, in particular the Imperial Pied Pigeons or Torres Strait Pigeons, which migrate there early each summer.

Looking back to Woody Island I noticed mangrove leaves of various colours  floating on the surface and streaming north on the outgoing tide. Because mangroves live in salt water they have an amazing adaption which allows them to 'ditch' their leaves, thus removing a toxic load, which would, otherwise, overwhelm them.

This moment stayed with me and became a triptych painting, 'From the Islands' and the basis of square and long scarves depicting this phenomenon. The original painting was a mixture of silk painted with dyes, oil paints and a collage of painted paper!

From the Islands

From the Islands Square Scarf

Large square From the Islands silk scarf
Virginia wears small From the Islands square scarf From the Islands, long silk scarf in  pale blues and turquoise with contrasting red and orange leaves Large square From the Islands floats behind Virginia From the Islands packaging From the Islands long scarf worn over the shoulder
From the Islands square scarf Virginia wears small square From the Islands scarf From the Islands, long silk scarf in  pale blues and turquoise with contrasting red and orange leaves From the Islands, large square silk scarf floats from the shoulders Packaging for From the Islands scarves From the Islands worn over one shoulder

Designed and made in Australia from top quality, pure silk.

All scarves are attractively finished with colour co-ordinated edging. Because of the individual nature of each artwork, sizes may vary slightly. To purchase, please choose from the drop-down menu, below.

Large square 100cm x 100cm - pure silk satin or pure silk crepe de chine. Limited edition of only 120.

Small Square 50cm x 50cm - pure silk satin or crepe de chine

Long   150cm x 25 cm approximately. Silk satin.

Packaged in specially designed Spirit of Oz white box with tissue, ribbon and care label

Free postage for all scarves within Australia. Please add $25 postage to other countries.

Tiny long 15 x 90 cm - pure silk  crepe de chine.

Wrapped in tissue and posted in an envelope with matching greetings card and care label. Free postage world-wide.

Personalised gift cards available on request - no charge.

Please click on each 'thumbnail' to enlarge it and then 'hover' your mouse over sections to see details of the design.

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