Art Every Day, Saturday, January 26, 2013
This morning I was pondering, as I have been for about a week now, the meaning of beauty. I watched a documentary on the painter/cartoonist/writer, Wayne White, last week and he finished off a lecture he was giving with the words, "Make beauty". All week I've been wondering what the hell that means. Clearly what he considers beauty is different from what I consider beauty.
Today's new piece is a bit of writing on the subject of beauty. I simply layered some green dye painted batting with some yellow dyed silk then set on a piece of blue cotton and blue dye painted Lutradur. I then stitched a flower in the blue area and cut away the excess from the edge of said flower. Next, I stitched some sentiments in the background using matching thread. I then finished the edge with some twisted, rainbow dyed rayon ribbon then went after the flower with the heat gun. The bonus; the gun burned the silk! Yeah, I love the burned silk around the "damaged" flower. Is it still beautiful? For me, there is no beauty without meaning and power. This was a great exploration!