Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
This is the third and last piece in the Fetid Wells series. It is about 3' x 4' and comprised of three distinct layers which are separated by foam core and rest about 1/2 inch apart from each other within the frame. It is massive compared to most of my work. It has loads of hand stitching on painted, dyed, printed, embellished, etc., surfaces of cotton on industrial felt. The photos do not really do justice to the shadows which form between the layers. It might just represent a new direction in my work ... time will tell.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I've been wanting to develop some fully resolved pieces which feature small fabric elements that I have "worked" with dyes, paints, printing, stitching, surface design, embellishing, etc.,which can be tied together into a meaningful whole. A bit more than the Small Studies, but which feature some of these interesting components. I also find myself working further and further from the frequently reviled "art quilt." More framing, more stretched work, more mixed media, and more freedom to work the surface as I please instead of satisfying someone else's definition and limitations. This piece, which I am referring to as Screens for lack of a real title, fulfills these goals.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
It's been a while since I've added any new work to the blog as I've been semi-vacationing, but here is a piece I just finished which uses commercial fabric which I machine quilted then washed and rewashed and dried over and over to give it texture. Then I embellished it (dry felted) and finally put a border on it - the hardest part as this baby does not want to lie flat!