Linda Jackson Wildflowers 1976

Linda JACKSON (designer)
Wildflowers 1976
cotton, silk
(a) 70.0 cm (centre back) 62.5 cm (sleeve length) (long sleeved top) (b) 61.0 cm (centre front) 41.0 cm (width) (oval top) (c) 77.4 cm (centre back) 35.0 cm (waist, flat) (skirt) (d) 116.0 x 113.0 cm (head scarf) (e-f) 64.0 x 19.5 cm (each) (leggings)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, Victorian Foundation for Living Australian Artists, 2010
© Linda Jackson/Licensed by VISCOPY, Australia

Appliquéd gum leaves, Sturt’s desert peas, strelitzia, boomerangs and love hearts jostle with musical notes across the surface of this multi-layered outfit. Jackson’s appliquéd pieces were inspired by Henri Matisse’s late cut-outs, produced in the 1940s and early 1950s.

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