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February 24, 2019
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Sculpture “The Lily”

107x30x24cm

Merino and Coriedale Wool, Matisse Derivan Matt Varnish, foam, metal stand

Funerary urns have been used by many civilizations to collect the ashes of the cremated body.

The pottery urns date back to 7000BC. Felt from wool is one of the oldest known textiles and

I use it as it’s ecologically sustainable.

This urn with a pointed base is of the shape that enables it to be standing in the hot coals of a

fire.

The shape resembles a lily, a flower I associate with life and death.

My urn symbolisers the transition of generations.

Once I was introduced to felt I was captivated by its tactile qualities, rich range of colours and the magical meshing of fibres which then can be manipulated into forms and shapes to create vessels.Felt is a non woven cloth that is produced by matting, condensing and pressing woollen fibres. I use felt as it’s an ecological, sustainable textile.

Denise Lithgow

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