Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, 2009
The braids were inspired by the snake collection at Cambridge University Museum of Zoology. Each is a true representation of the characteristic colour pattern of a particular species of Viper, scaled to half its maximum length. The perspex doors slide up to enable the, individually boxed, snake specimens to be removed for closer inspection. There are drawers at the bottom of the cabinets that pull out containing hand coloured, concertina style booklets that inform the collection.
Thrilled that Kumihimo Viperidae Cabinets was selected for inclusion in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize Exhibition, South Australian Museum, Adelaide, 2009
Materials: silk and metallic thread, grey board, perspex, paper, coloured pencil
Front view of the booklet from the large cabinet