Helen Fraser

Squaring the Circle; Beauty in the Darkness

  • Thread, New and Vintage Cotton Fabric, Cotton Batting, Button, Wood Panel, Fabric Glue
  • 33 x 33 cm
  • Helen Fraser
  • Sold

Collection: Textiles (2015 - ongoing) x

This work is created using applique and surface stitchery and framed in a Tasmanian Oak box frame by Fogelbergs Conservation Framers. I was inspired to zoom into the landscape and play with the ideas of the circle in the square. Carl Jung believed that the circle in the square represented transformation and enlightenment. This particular work was created while I was visiting Leeton NSW in January at the height of the bushfire crisis. I was thinking about how I was enjoying making this work even though I was also experiencing intense sadness and anxiety about the bushfires and thinking about those affected. How there is always joy and beauty to find not matter our external circumstances.

Due to the deep box framing of this work, it looks great either on a wall or sitting on a table.

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