Hanging Amaranthus

I first saw Amaranthus in a nursery – a whole field of red ones - and understood why they are commonly called “love lies bleeding.” Dramatic droplets of velvet are suspended from stately stalks. I was smitten. I bought a whole van full of them and made curtains everywhere in my studio. They grew more intense and tactile as they dried.

Then I designed this red garland, which a couple bought for their Christmas wedding celebration, and which still hangs ten years later in their home in Horseshoe Bay.