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Gawain Tapestry

Recreating Sir Gawain and The Green Knight as a tapestry.

watercolour & gouache

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight is a poem rife with visual imagery, written at a time when many stories were woven into tapestries. The journey or quest motif, along with the many opposing elements Gawain encounters, also make this story interesting to explore visually. I referenced medieval tapestries to create these scenes from the poem, exploring the ways in which people in the Middle Ages would have interacted with narratives.

Green Knight

Green Knight

The Green Knight’s entrance to Camelot, at the Christmas feast.

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Gawain leaves Camelot

Gawain leaves Camelot

This panel illustrates Sir Gawain’s costume and armour, as well as his horse, Gringolet’s attire, as detailed in the poem.

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Gawain in the Wilderness

Gawain in the Wilderness

Sir Gawain battles wolves, wild men, boars, and serpents on his journey through the harsh winter wilderness.

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