Collection Online
silk, polyester
295.5 × 103.0 cm
Place/s of Execution
Melbourne, Victoria
Accession Number
Australian Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1999
© Julie Ryder/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia
Gallery location
Not on display
The Citronatas textile consists of twenty-three irregular sized pieces of antique Japanese silks, with a variety of weave types. These are machine-pieced together, incorporating a further two panels of metallic gold polyester organza, to form a single hanging. Each of the silk sections is printed using a citrus fermantation process developed by the artist. The pieced cloth is further embellished with twenty-nine small silk and polyester fabric discs, which are applied with running and cross stitch in a random configuration across the surface. A further seven large discs heavier silk fabric are appliqued to the organza border panel. The edge of the applique discs are singed. A machine sewn slipcase is attached to the reverse of the top edge.