Saturday, July 10, 2021

Coffee anyone??

I have enjoyed a lovely workshop with Lorna Crane out of Australia.    Here are some of the fabrics I created with inks made into a 3D vessel - something she has pursued in great detail in her own art practice.










Monday, June 7, 2021

Paleo Cave Art

I haven't posted anything in the series I've been working on for the past 6 months as nothing is resolved yet.  Miles of rust-dyed osnaberg cotton and stacks of experiments, but I feel like I'm beginning to approach the deep dive so here's a (commercial fabric) micro version of one unit of a big wall piece, or 6.  Fosshape and needle lace and miles of hand stitching are coming into focus!    These are NOT cylinders but cave wall undulations.






Tuesday, June 1, 2021

Practical Brushes

Yes, these are the ones I made for Lorna Crane's workshop and then used!  The feather is my favorite. 




Monday, May 31, 2021

Inspired by Lorna Crane's Workshop

 Here are a few of the goodies I made as a result of taking this wonderful workshop. 






Sunday, May 9, 2021

So far behind

 I see that it's been months since I last posted.  CRAZY busy!!   Here are a few nibbles.   Bundles (By A Thread) and Wounded Sentinels.   More to come!





 

Thursday, March 4, 2021

KIRIGAMI

   This one is paper so holds folds well.    More trompe l'oeil???



Saturday, February 20, 2021

MINIMS

 During the worst of the pandemic in 2020 I obsessively hand stitched 6" squares.   Here we have a finished piece which includes 16 of them and some needle lace which ties them all together.  They maintain their individuality while speaking to each other across boundaries.






This trompe l'oeil piece fools the eye. 2D or 3D???

Shibori Dye Day also asks the viewer:  looking up or down?





Monday, January 18, 2021

Wounded Sentinels are GROWING

 I did a smaller version of this series in 2020 where the sentinels are <24".  But fires keep getting worse so Sentinels need to keep getting bigger.  This guy is close to 40" tall and I am working on several that are approaching 6'.  A bit daunting and physically challenging, but they tell the story dramatically.  



Kirigami

Tough to do in fabric.  This technique is meant to be made from paper which makes and holds a CLEAN fold.  Thank you Photoshop for making this one looked like it  worked!



Thursday, January 7, 2021

A Couple of New Items

I'm prepping for my presentation  Into the Third Dimension  and here are a couple of examples of Fosshape and Tyvek- based samples I created.