Monday, July 1, 2013
Art Every Day, Monday, July 1, 2013
Art Every Day, Monday, July 1, 2013,
It's been one hell of a week since I last entered a new piece. I apologize, but, my computer was murdered on my plane ride out to Columbus. I wasn't paying attention and when I was forced to give my carry on up on the small "puddle jumper" plane that I was taking on the second part of my flight, I forgot that my laptop was in there and though I'm not sure exactly what torture they put my poor bag through, my computer is dust! So, I had no access the five days that I was gone. But, I'll try to make up for it this week.
This piece is made from a couple of the weird fabrics that I made a couple of weeks ago while painting with thickened dyes. I laid the larger piece down, whole on a red violet piece of dye painted batting. Then I ripped a portion from the second piece that highlighted the large swirl. I laid it on top of some ripped red violet cotton then laid them both on top of a cotton dyed blue/blue green. After setting that large stack down at a weird angle, I added the narrow, stacked strips of red violet canvas and deep blue green cotton.
The background is heavily quilted with a stipple around the circle motifs which really pushes the circles forward. The big swirl in the center rectangle is stitched around then the background is stitched closely with long lines. The pink rectangle behind it is top stitched along its long sides and stitched with angled straight lines on the top and bottom and the blue green beneath it is stitched with some circles on both ends.
What I like most about this piece is the strange color combo, the depth and texture, but mostly how it looks like if you were to push down on the short, narrow pink/blue strip on the upper right that it would set the rectangle with the swirl on it in motion. Kinda cool!