Margaret Preston : Anemones Cushion
Cushion in Anemones printed linen by Margaret Preston.
Third Drawer Down Studio proudly presents a new collection of stunning textiles featuring artwork from one of Australia’s most celebrated modernists, Margaret Preston. Honouring the artist’s gift of capturing Australian native flora, this is a spectacular way to bring art into the home.
Preston’s desire to make uniquely Australian images meant many of her works featured flowers such as the Banksia, Waratah, and Gum Blossom all presented in radical, asymmetrical compositions.
About the artist:
Born in Adelaide as Margaret Rose McPherson in 1875, Margaret Preston had by the 1920s become one of Australia’s leading modernist artists.
Attaching equal importance to craft and painting, she had, by the late 1920s, gained an exceptional place in the Sydney art establishment. In 1929 she became the first woman and modernist to be invited by the Art Gallery of NSW to contribute a self-portrait to the collection. In great efforts to develop Australian “national art”, she was also one of the first non-Indigenous Australian artists to use Aboriginal motifs in her work.
All inserts are made from natural feather or feather/down.
Smaller sizes made from feather include the 45x45cm, the 50x33cm & the 57x30cm.
Larger sizes made in the feather and down mix include the 50x50cm, the 60x40cm & the 60x60cm.
We can also custom make different sized inserts in the feather & feather down mixes, and also for allergy sufferers we make to order woolen or acrylic inserts.
Cushion inserts may be washed if necessary. And also tumble dried.