This exquisitely designed and visually striking rectangular wallpaper panel features a fantastical blend of herbarium samples of Billardiera longiflora or Purple Apple-berry, combined with mono-print techniques on a duck egg blue field.
Purple Apple-berry was first described by and then named after JJH Labillardiere the French Naturalist aboard the d’Entrecasteaux expediting to Australia in 1791-3. This delightful climbing vine has long yellow/green flowers with purple markings and pink/purple berries which encase many seeds. The berry is also edible.
“Here I have used my original printmaking work to show portals into the landscape where you might find Billardiera longiflora.” Deborah Wace
These panels are produced on PhotoTex substrate, the original peel-and-stick polyester fabric material. No framing required! Easily relocatable. Adhesive backing can be applied directly to wall, or onto Perspex, a glass divider or window pane. No damage to surfaces. Best installed on smooth surface such as plasterboard or glass. Opaque backing to block the light or underneath paint colour. Mailed in a sturdy cardboard tube complete with installation instructions.
Deborah Wace is a botanical artist, fabric designer and professional printmaker from Tasmania. Through her highly detailed and intimate artwork she creates a window into the botany of Tasmania’s wild and often endangered plant communities including native orchids, rainforest, buttongrass and marine plants.
Deborah’s inspiration for her range is drawn from her extensive, private plant specimen collection, gathered and digitised over 30 years. She combines digital plant images with dry point and mono-print original artwork and etchings, which she layers to create her rich, complex botanical designs on fine fabric, wallpaper and a range of architectural substrates.
She is embedding sustainable plant specimen collection, production and printing processes into her work.