Art Every Day, January 10, 2013
Here is today's new piece. It's weird how some colors photograph. The background in this isn't nearly as opalescent as it looks in the photo. The background is a piece of thin Silk Fusion setting on top of dyed Bamboo felt. With this piece I wanted to play with adding a sense of movement to otherwise stagnant, still, geometric shapes. I began by adding some angled lines then topped the composition with some dyed cheesecloth. I quilted the cheesecloth with swirls and stitched whirls in the negative space. The shapes and lines are top stitched along their edges. I'm quite pleased with the juxtaposition provided by both the cheesecloth against the shapes and the curved stitching against the hard edges of the shapes. All in all, I like this piece.