Devika.Pararasasinghe
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AN OFF-HAND DRAPE [ To raise a single
flower, how much rain did fall from your eyes?]


cleaning cloths, second-hand bedlinen, towels, placemats and clothing articles reactive-dyed and naturally dyed with onion skeins, red cabbage, powdered turmeric, black tea, avocado stones/peel, dried mistletoe and beetroot. two king-size duvets, polyester thread, Singer 5523 heavy duty sewing machine, and scissors.
300cm x 350cm, Dec-Mar/22, photos taken on film








for what are trials are atoms still moving-
a girl with open arms - still hung up on 
you/
BAD FAITH TO BE FICKLE FOR.
(2022)

archival ink on glassine interleaving paper, tissue paper on recycled paper.

transfer paper and printer ink on cleaning cloths and bedlinen, naturally dyed  with avocado stones/peel, onion skeins, powdered turmeric, red cabbage and black tea. ribbon, eyelets and polyester thread.

archival ink on cleabing cloths and bedlinen, naturally dyed with avocado stones/peel, onion skeins, powdered turmeric, red cabbage and black tea. eyelets, eyelet-tape, oil pastels and polyester thread.

archival ink on cleaning cloths and bedlinen, naturally dyed with avocado stones/peel, onion skeins, powdered turmeric, red cabbage and black tea. net-bags, reactive-dyed wool, buttons, ribbon, cufflinks, thimble, polyester thread, water, copper pipes, copper fittings, and solder.

dimensions variable 




air in the murk that sticks
 

an ongoing series, this is N0.7 0f 8
cleaning cloths, second-hand bedlinen, towels and clothing articles reactive-dyed and naturally dyed with onion skeins, red cabbage, beetroot, avocado stones/peel, powdered turmeric, black tea. polyester thread, Singer 5523 heavy duty sewing machine, and scissors.

size-varies, Jan/22, photo taken on film





PARACHUTE II [Always wanted to be
a consumer when I grew up]

reactive-dyed cleaning cloths, second-hand bedlinen, towels, and clothing. polyester thread, Singer 5523 heavy duty sewing machine, and scissors.
365cm x 370cm, Nov/21, photo taken on film





self-mythology perked
my ear, rampant desire for self-exposition]

reactive-dyed cleaning cloths, second-hand bedlinen, and towels. polyester thread, Singer 5523 heavy duty sewing machine and scissors.
290cm x 200cm, Nov/21, photo taken on film



On the Most Versatile of Cloth


cleaning cloths and scrap fabric dyed with reactive dyesand natural dyes made from turmeric, red cabbage, black tea and onion skeins
262cm x 262cm


Beached in a land of speculation

reactive dyes and bedsheets, pillowcases and scrap fabric
size varies
2021




Back of the Neck Feeling
(halo)

jute, cotton twine, cotton yarn and unbleached wool naturally-dyed with turmeric, red cabbage and onion skeins with mohair  tied to an oven fan element.
size varies
2021





Scanning for Clout

cleaning cloths, bed sheets, baby blankets, pillowcaes and scrap fabric dyed with reactive dyes and natural dyes made from turmeric, red cabbage,  black tea and onion skeins.
357cm x 194cm






To Paint Fibres of Being

cotton twine, jute and sari-silk yarn naturally-dyed with turmeric and onion skins. Bound to copper frames.
size varies
2021







a dog might speculate on

dishcloth yarn naturally-dued with turmeric and red cabbage, Bound around a colied telephone cable.
size varies
2021













‘I told Goya’s Old Woman how to give birth’

225 cleaning cloths naturally-dyed with turmeric, red cabbage, onion skeins and beetroot
330cm x 306cm
2020





Inland Choreography I

fusible cloths naturally-dyed with turmeric
size varies
2020









to be tied to their apron strings

naturally dyed jute and cotton twine with turmeric, red cabbage and onion skeins
80cm x 118cm
202
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Woman in Hazy Stupor

cleaning cloths naturally-dyed with turmeric, red cabbage and onion skeins
size varies
2020










Hair of The Holy Young Girl

 Naturally-dyed bitcher’s twine with turmeric, red cabbage, onion skeins and beetroot. With recycled sari silk yarn bound around a copper frame
100cm x 200cm x50cm
2021










There’s No Cavalry to Feel the Space With Its Waters

cleaning cloths, bed sheets, pillowcases and scrap fabric dyed with reactive-dyes and natural dye made from red cabbage
390cm x 312cm
2021





Give me your hands, for that final render

dishcloth yarn naturally-dyed with turmeric and red cabbage, with scrap naturally-dyed yarn and sari-silk yarn. Bound to copper pipes.
size varies
2021





The age of the Discorded/Corded Indvidual

unbleached wool and butcher’s twine naturally-dyed with turmeric , red cabbage and onion skeins. Tied to coiled telephone cable
size varies
2021







Peacocks Line Up their Tails

sari-silk yarn, jute and unbleached wool and cotton naturally-dyed with turmeric. Bound to copper frames
size varies
2021




Stem Grows from the Underfoot

144 cleaning cloths naturally-dyed with red cabbage and onion skeins
231cm x 216cm
2020









The Cherry Orchard is All Mine!’’

cotton netting and butcher’s twine naturally-dyed with turmeric and onion skeins, embroidered with mohair yarn
44cm x 53cm
2020







Vitamin C drip and drop

rubber netting naturally-dyed with turmeric, embroidered with yarn
200cm x 200cm
2020












11:11 [2022]
ink, chalk marker and masking-tape on linen paper, presented as a digital-scan





for what are trials are atoms still moving - (2022)

archival ink on glassine interleaving paper, tissue paper on recycled paper.



 
eating from the jar (2022)
text drawings, - inkjet on recycled paper. presented as a digital-scan.







Feast that Swallowed the Snake I

yarn, thread and wire bound plastic tubing 
size varies
2020






‘Let’s play dollhouse!’

100 handmade pincushion dolls, and readymades
size varies
2019

















Feast that swallowed the Snake II

yarn, thread and wire bound plastic tubing
size varies
2020






10.94N

watercolour on satin
300cm x 400cm
2019










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