A Field of Centres featured a series of wall panels constructed from hundreds of individually machine-embroidered flowers. The flowers are built up in layers to create patterns that referenced spatial and geometric orientations found in early historical textiles. The work was colourful and dramatic, with intense detail that merged at a distance into strong optical effects.

The panels followed a series of photographic pieces created in 2001 that explored the use of floral imagery in textiles. Michael challenged the tradition of using flowers as a source of inspiration by using flowers as a medium. He created a series of 35 large collages from gerberas, roses, thistles and other flora which were then photographed.

A Field of Centres was accompanied by an exhibition publication. This is available to buy from The Harley Shop and from Amazon.

A Harley Gallery Touring exhibition in association with Ruthin Craft Centre.

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