After "Rock"
       
     
After "Rock" with backlighting
       
     
After "Rock"
       
     
Seashells on the Seashore
       
     
Limpets Feeding
       
     
Done fishing
       
     
Rocky Coast
       
     
Detail of Rocky Coast
       
     
Rocky Coast
       
     
Chesil Beach
       
     
Detail of Chesil Beach
       
     
Detail of Chesil Beach
       
     
Miniature Samples
       
     
Sample 3.16.1
       
     
Sample 3.16.2
       
     
Sample 3.16.3
       
     
Sample 4.16.1
       
     
Lichen Studies
       
     
Detail of a Lichen Study
       
     
Lichen Study
       
     
Marine I
       
     
Marine II
       
     
After "Rock"
       
     
After "Rock"

The first of a range of pieces inspired by the Portland coastline. Using silk and cotton dyed with rust weathered at Portland Bill, the design has been developed from marks on a painting titled "Rock"  by Stephen Yates.

This photograph is from the work in progress.

After "Rock" with backlighting
       
     
After "Rock" with backlighting

There is potential for development of this range into backlit installations or lampshade designs. 

Contact Holly to discuss commissions on hollymbenham@gmail.com

After "Rock"
       
     
After "Rock"

This piece has been framed in a white box frame, with a simple line drawing set 1cm behind the fabric. 

Seashells on the Seashore
       
     
Seashells on the Seashore

Rust printed cotton muslin and silk embellished with stitch. Mounted over original illustration of seashells in pen. 

SOLD

Limpets Feeding
       
     
Limpets Feeding

Rust printed cotton and silk, with cotton embroidery. Presented in a white box frame. 

Done fishing
       
     
Done fishing

Rust printed silk and cotton muslin with mixed fibre embroidery. This piece has since been mounted over a painting of rusted wire cables used to winch fishing boats from the coast to the sea. 

Presented in a white box frame. 

SOLD

Rocky Coast
       
     
Rocky Coast

A traditional form of Indian embroidery called chikankari has been adapted to capture a sense of place inspired by the Portland coast. 

Cotton and metallic embroidery on sheer polyester organdie.

 

SOLD

Detail of Rocky Coast
       
     
Detail of Rocky Coast

SOLD

Rocky Coast
       
     
Rocky Coast

The final piece has been framed in a white box frame with a painting set 1cm behind the fabric.

SOLD

Chesil Beach
       
     
Chesil Beach

Chikankari embroidery techniques originating from Lucknow, India, have been used to draw this view of Chesil beach on a sheer synthetic fabric. Presented in a white box frame. 

SOLD

Detail of Chesil Beach
       
     
Detail of Chesil Beach
Detail of Chesil Beach
       
     
Detail of Chesil Beach
Miniature Samples
       
     
Miniature Samples

A series of four samples of chikankari embroidery on sheer fabrics, presented in white box frames with paintings set 1cm behind them. 

Sample 3.16.1
       
     
Sample 3.16.1
Sample 3.16.2
       
     
Sample 3.16.2
Sample 3.16.3
       
     
Sample 3.16.3

SOLD

Sample 4.16.1
       
     
Sample 4.16.1

SOLD

Lichen Studies
       
     
Lichen Studies

Sheer polyester organdie has been transformed to resemble rock using an image transfer technique. Stitching has been used to explore the patterns found in lichen on rock. 

Presented in white box frames.

ALL SOLD

Detail of a Lichen Study
       
     
Detail of a Lichen Study
Lichen Study
       
     
Lichen Study

SOLD

Marine I
       
     
Marine I

Manipulated calico with gesso and acrylic ink.

3" sample presented in white box frame.

 

Marine II
       
     
Marine II

Manipulated calico with gesso and acrylic ink.

3" sample presented in white box frame.