Art Every Day, Friday, May 17, 2013
I'm trying to get this written before our 3rd Friday event starts. So here goes....
I began with the only dye painted batting I had at home (I took the morning off from the gallery and don't really have my mini home studio set up yet). I grabbed the large black piece of fabric that has the discharged, filigree design on it along with a piece of mottled gray canvas and dark gray jute. I stitched the hell out of the negative space of the discharged piece so that the filigrees would stand out then I stitched the jute in a miniscule crosshatch. I stitched the elaborate design on the mottled gray piece then colored it in using a fabric marker. Lastly, I added the three beads to repeat the batting color.
I'm not sure how much I like it. I know that I don't "not" like it, but the scale and proportion of the two swirly designs are a bit weird. The smaller design is physically in front of the larger design which is a bit confusing to the eye because our sensibility says it should be the other way around.
Tomorrow is another day for art making, till then,