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ARTWORK DESCRIPTION: The common snail, so often crushed beneath our feet or killed by pesticides because they eat the hostas! Vicki Leslie’s highly detailed fabric and thread textile piece encourages us to look more closely as she feels they are far more beautiful than we give them credit for. Vicki feels the common snail to be an intricate, beautifully engineered and stunning life form that is often overlooked as one to be admired.
ARTIST BIOGRAPHY: Vicki took to producing textile art late in life, but there was always a creative side to her that wanted to come out. Vicki’s highly detailed work, mainly of wildlife, is constructed using only fabric and thread and is referred to as free-motion embroidery or thread painting. This is quite an unusual artistic medium and no paint, pens or pencils are used in the portrayal of Vicki’s subjects. Such is the intricacy of the fine detail that, on first glance, many assume her work to be more a conventionally painted piece.
FRAMED DIMENSIONS: 33 x 54 cm
UNFRAMED DIMENSIONS: 31 x 51 cm
MEDIUM: Textile and Fabric
DELIVERY INFORMATION: Please note that delivery costs are NOT included in the purchase price and there may be additional custom charges if the buyer resides outside of the UK. Upon purchase, a member of the DSWF team will be in touch with you to discuss collection or delivery options. All artworks will remain, even if sold, at the Mall Galleries until the exhibition concludes on 16 September 2023.
CONSERVATION CONTRIBUTION: At least 50% of the proceeds from this sale will support the charitable work of David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) and our ground-based conservation partners across Africa and Asia.