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Yaja Hadrys

‘As an artist, I often collaborate with nature, feeling connected and an integral part of it. When I use plants to dye and print fabrics I witness a true alchemy’

Nature is my inspiration - the beauty of the Polish forest, the stark but subtle mysteries of the Australian bush land, and the vast, powerful energy of the ocean.

I'm a keen observer of how nature changes in a single day, or over a year, and how natural light transforms nature's colours and moods to create magic. I try to capture these spellbinding moments in my photography.

I love direct collaboration with nature in my textile work. Firstly, I forage for flowers and leaves which are artistically arranged on material, before being wrapped in bundles and steamed. Nature then imparts its beauty on the fabric.

Just as a photograph is a tangible memory of a moment in time, so are my unique textiles — each is a permanent imprint of a particular species and where it comes from. My creations harmonise with nature while reflecting its beauty. 

 Individually crafted garments and accessories are made from the finest, natural fabric, with the focus on the surface design. All fabrics are hand dyed and contact printed with local plant life, some seasonal.

 This  organic process is a true alchemy so the final colours and prints are never predictable, nor able to be repeated. Put simply, my designs are nature's work of art.

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