Thursday, April 28, 2011
This is an "art quilt" but it is really about the surfaces. The underlying layer - salmon colored - is a piece of art cloth which I created by dyeing and over-dying with several mechanical resists (sort of crude shibori). Then I printed/painted and foiled it. The over-layer is black felt onto which I applied painted WonderUnder. I foiled that surface and then adhered a large piece of scrim I'd dyed. It is all quilted onto batting and a backing to stabilize the piece. I'm going to make another one using just a version of the top layer as I love the way the light plays off the foil on the otherwise very absorbative ground.