Friday, October 26, 2012
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
This is the third module of the second piece in the Chroma series. It is made entirely of Japanese cottons which have been Indigo dyed (mostly shibori technique). I superimposed the chemical formula for Indigo - C16H10N2O2 - and a representation of the molecular structure of this isotope. Still a bit more stitching to do but I'm so thrilled to be back in the studio at last that I just couldn't wait to document the piece.
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I had a fabulous time at West Dean College studying textured shibori with Mandy Griffin. The college is an old estate with an interesting art collection on rolling hills with masses of sheep and pheasants roaming about. There are walled gardens and a glass house in addition to a world recognized contemporary tapestry atelier. Good food, too! I learned exactly what I'd hoped. Below are before and after photos of three techniques, and, yes, those are screws (and much else) all bundled together. These techniques will be appearing in my work in the near future (when I get over the jet lag!!).