Petiole Reach (Ochre Spine)

Christi York,
Duncan, BC

Size

22" x 12" x 5"

Medium

Maple leaf stems, waxed linen, encaustic

Exploring a temporary suspension of decay in the natural cycle of death and rebirth; a pause to contemplate the passage of time in nature versus the timeline of man.

Petiole Reach (Ochre Spine)

Christi York,
Duncan, BC

About the artist
About the artist

Christi York
Duncan, BC

Christi York mixes traditional weaving methods with an unconventional approach. She harvests and processes all of her own natural materials in and around her home on Vancouver Island. Inspired by the overwhelming complexity of botanical life on earth, she invites people to pause and reconsider the seemingly humble nature of plant material. It was not so long ago that we relied completely on flora and fauna for our food, clothing, and shelter. York’s work incorporates inspiration from ancient human civilizations, Victorian-era cabinets of curiosities, biophilia, and modern ethnobotany. “Foraging for materials within the seasons, my work is quite literally tied to the cycle of the natural world. By combing the landscape and learning to identify both native and non-native plants, I am attempting to learn more about my home and weave the spirit of this this wild island into my work.”

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