Sydney needlepoint artist Natalie Fisher’s latest exhibition is all sewn up thanks to Arrow Metal perforated metal. The renowned tapestry artist transformed our panels into perforated metal sheet art, using them as a weaving canvas to create a life-size 3D replica of a Moroccan courtyard in textile.
The unique creation – which took three weeks to complete – was part of Natalie’s ‘A Stitch In Tile’ exhibition, a series of needlepoint works inspired by the ornate tile patterns found in Moroccan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan and Persian architecture.
To create the perfect canvas for Natalie’s textile courtyard, we perforated large-sized panels in a specific round profile pattern, which would allow the threads to be woven through. The door and archway pieces were cut from one sheet to enhance the 3D effect.
Natalie then painted each panel to match the colours of the wool, using three different shades of green thread to create the lights and shadows of sunlight on the door.
Natalie will be using Arrow Metal panels again for her next show-stopping piece – a giant display of Arabic calligraphy, commissioned for the Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial event in the UAE in April 2020.
Many of her works are inspired by Islamic arts, from her extensive travels throughout Morocco, the Middle East and Central Asia. Natalie’s been a needlepoint artist for over 40 years, and for the past two has focused on large-scale stitching artworks.
We’re looking forward to seeing her future installations and the innovative ways she’s transforming our perforated metal panels into real works of art.
Our perforated metal and wire mesh has been used by many different artists to bring their creations to life, from the metal clouds at Myer’s Christmas Wonderland to a nature-inspired mobile at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne.
If you’re inspired and want to use our metal in your next artistic project, talk to our team on (02) 9748 2200 or send us an online enquiry and we’ll come back to you.