Friday, March 20, 2015

Fabric Collages: Water Series

Water Series: 3
I love this piece, in fact, the entire four pieces so far in the Water Series of fabric collages I've done this winter.  I hope at some point it gets into an exhibit!  I've loved working with asymmetrical pieces and seeing so many different fabrics merge together.  I had originally been inspired by all the striped fabric I make (LUV dots and stripes).  The first one came together so easily; even the stitching was fast and decisive.  Well, with each successive one it has been, of course, more difficult.  The water element of each may be elusive or questionable to viewers but I see water in all its many forms.  Number 4 is in the LowerllArts show as I write (previous post), so onward to #5 and more.  (I'm also working on some small dolls for Synchronicity--- 3-D and 2-D all at the same time!)

This section is mostly flour resist painted poly
organza and roller printed begaline (sp?-- a very warp-faced
thickish taffeta).

Detail of Water Series: 3
Deconstructed Screen Printed knits, discharged
black silk velvet, discharged corduroy and cotton, roller
printed cottons.