Art Every Day, Tuesday, March 19, 2013
First of all, to answer a few questions (from Ann B.), each of these pieces is 9" x 11". Once all 365 pieces are completed, I will mount each one on black, painted stretchers bars that are slightly smaller and won't show from the front. I am working on finding a few places to show them and I will probably write a book about the process. Thank you to all of you who visit and even bigger thanks to those of you who leave comments.
Now, on to today's piece. It's a little landscape made entirely from silk carrier rods- no fabric at all! I simply adore playing with products/mediums in unexpected ways. I was very pleased with the amount of texture that the rods provided. The sheen is nice and they're easy to manipulate too.
I started the piece with dye painted batting which I topped with a layer of iron-on-adhesive. Then I stripped out the layers from each of the rods making some really thin and leaving others thicker. One of the nice things about these rods is that because they are hand dyed when you separate the layers you get a nice variety of values in the color which is great for a landscape.
The quilting was done in ways that imply nature; outline and crags in the white rocks, tall grasses in the yellow gold, waving grasses in the bright green, branches in the dark green, outlines and crags in the mountains and soft wavy lines in the sky.