Waterfall in spate is a Helen Melvin original landscape in naturally dyed felt, fabric and paper and machine stitch.

Dimensions are:

Picture: 30 cm
Mount: 6cm,7 cm at bottom
Overall dimensions: 48cm x 64



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The Waterfall is an unique Helen Melvin Landscape made with a method of wet felting developed over twenty years five of felt making  and combines wool fibres with silk fabric and fibres to create movement and texture, . On top of this layers of felt, fabric and papers  are added with stitch  or stitch alone which is also used to emphasise movement as well as the  power of water.

The inspiration of this picture, comes from the many waterfalls in the North Wales landscapes and show the power of nature coupled with the view of water in the Tao Te Ching . Here Tao ( the Way ) is seen as  the way of water.

“There must be water for life to be,

and it can flow wherever.

And water, being true to being water

is true

to Tao.”

Tao Te Ching

Translated by Man-Ho Kwok, Martin Palmer and Jay Ramey published by Element

The picture is 30cm X 35cm , the antique white mount is 6cm wide with 7cm at the bottom.  The width of the textured frame  which has with highlights of pastel , blues, yellows and reds is 2.5cm.  the mount and frame are carefully chosen to provide a clean contemporary feel to compliment the modern home. The overall dimensions of the picture 48cm by 64cm and the weight is 2.1 kg.

All fibres , fabric and paper are dyed with natural dyes to a high standard of lightfastness. All the dyes used are those that over the centuries have been shown to withstand the colour changes caused by exposure to light. Nonetheless it is recommended that pictures are hung out of direct sunlight for added security

Mounted and framed with handcrafted frames from the Cathedral Framers in St Asaph, each picture is despatched in a hand build wooden frame and are despatched by courier world wide.

Previous pictures have arrived safely  in Switzerland, Australia and Ireland  and Helen Melvin originals are to be found in Australia, Brussels, Falkland Islands, France,  Isle of Man, Republic of  Ireland, Switzerland, and USA

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 68 × 25 × 84 cm