The mistletoe bird plays an important role in the mistletoe plant's life cycle. Mistletoes are parasitic plants to Native Australian Eucalyptus trees, whose blossoms are highly nutritious to a wide range of wildlife. The fruit of the plant has one large seed which is covered with a sticky coating. When the Mistletoe bird eats the fruit, it sticks to the birds’ beak or bottom, causing it to adhere to a branch. The seed then rapidly germinates, sending a root into the host plant plumbing itself into the sap flow for life.
I have chosen to use these forms in a playful, theatrical way using soft pinks and yellows, surrounded by olive greens. My hope was to create pieces that felt like they were made in Queensland.
Hand tufted Rug made from 100% Wool. Hand dyed using a blend of Natural and synthetic Dyes.
Dyes used: Iron, Cutch, Olive, Lemon, Teal, Saphire, Cochineal.
Size: 152cm x 71cm. This piece can be MADE TO ORDER in custom colours and sizes.