Ways of BeingBy Saskia Saunders
Textile (Cotton, Fabric, Thread), Handwoven hemp, paper yarns, bamboo pole
Dimensions: 190cm (H) x 120cm (W) / 74.8" (H) x 47.2" (W)
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Ways of Being
We face an overwhelming planetary climate crisis. ‘Ways of Being’ was made to focus in on the feeling of joy and wellbeing when reconnecting with the ancient beech woodlands where I live. It is a bittersweet ode to the awe-inspiring beauty of some of the last remaining ancient trees in the UK.
I wove the essence of the forest, the soaring canopy, the gnarled, undulating bark and the feeling of lightness and freedom we feel when we spend time amongst the trees. ‘Ways of Being’ is a conduit to the reconnection needed for constructing a positive future.
Handwoven from hemp and paper yarns, this artwork adds the most tranquil, peaceful energy to a living room, foyer or entrance hall
Based in: Stokenchurch
Saskia Saunders creates handwoven sculptures for those who seek a natural sanctuary in their lives. Her work explores the tranquillity, wellbeing and freedom felt when spending time in woodlands and forests.
Using plant-based materials such as paper, hemp and linen, she utilises the structural qualities of the yarns to craft minimal, …
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