Jennifer ROBERTSON, Rienitsia spatulata Enlarge 1 /1


Great Britain born 1962

  • To Perth, WA 1986 To Canberra, ACT 1997

Rienitsia spatulata 2004 Place made: Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Materials & Technique: textiles, Merino wool doublecloth-woven

Dimensions: 200.0 h x 65.0 w cm
Acknowledgement: Purchased 2003
Accession No: NGA 2004.140

The design elements of this textile are abstractions of the forms of Australian native plant flowers and seed pods. Jennifer Robertson uses computer-manipulations in the weaving of superfine Australian Merino wool to allow a view of different triple-weave patterns on the front and back of the fabric.

Text © National Gallery of Australia, Canberra 2016
Author: Dr Robert Bell AM - Senior Curator Decorative Arts and Design