Artist Liesl Hazelton lends her talents to the launch of Woven Image’s new Dino Stripe range.
March 3rd, 2011
Woven Image’s Dino Stripe is a multi-functional indoor/outdoor fabric, now released with 6 additional colourways.
Dino Stripe is known for its high performance, ease of care, excellent UV stability and colourfastness to bleach, as well as being water-repellent and possessing resistance to microbes, mildew and stains.
Hazelton created a Dino Stripe-inspired installation in a disused factory in Mittagong, New South Wales, that looks at the sustainable urban built environment by using the tropical forest floor regeneration cycle as a metaphor.
“Bright colours against neutral tones contrast and define parallels between the natural and urban environments,” Hazelton explains.
The durability, strength, texture, resistance and colour range offered by Dino Stripe inspired Hazelton to layer and mould the fabric in a simulation of Fungi Sporali.
“I wanted to promote the textile as a beautiful and durable product. The Woven Image history of ethical practices and products paralleled the activities executed by forest fungi, supporting the environment via abilities to ‘regenerate’ and ‘recycle’ life.”
Hazelton is best known for her work with objects sourced from e-waste and computer graveyards.
“I believe our man-made environment needs to behave the same way as the forest floor, decomposing the old to sustain new life,” says Hazelton of her latest work.
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