Rachael Wellisch – Enfolded Landscape #7
|Part of a photographic series taken of household textiles such as used clothes and bedsheets, hand dyed with plant-based indigo and sewn into draped installations. Inspired by the term atmospheric perspective, where particles of water in the atmosphere affect perception, for example hills in the distance appearing blue, and receding blues in a painting simulate this phenomenon for an illusion of depth.
These are salvaged textiles, already from paddock to product, worn thin and discarded, now diverted from landfill, offering a perspective on relationships between consumption, waste and landscape. In Australia, textiles are the second largest contributor to landfill after food-waste. The free flowing work is printed onto textiles made from recycled plastic bottles, with a recycled timber support at the top.