The initial idea of 'painting with fabric' led to the development of this mixed-media technique. The portrait image is created through the combination of materials alone, without the use of paint.
Torn lengths of fabric are woven through thousands of steel eyelets, which are screwed into the back panel. The image is then built up like a dot-to-dot allowing the combinations of colours and textures to create the image.
This portrait was presented to Sir Edmund Hillary before being unveiled by the New Zealand High Commissioner at New Zealand House, in London.
Weatherproof fabrics, woven through eyelets on blue anodised aluminium.