Sunday, January 18, 2015
It is entitled 'Natural Graffiti', and measures 23" by 32". It's a bit of a steal, for the price; it would sell for a bit more than the $100 that is being asked for it. It was inspired by a number of things. I've always been interested in marks in nature, where natural phenomena like erosion cause unexpected effects in the landscape. And I love looking at graffiti, of the manmade variety; there's a lot in the area of Norwich that I park in when I go shopping. And several years ago, I took photographs of two different buildings, one a church, one a cathedral, where copper had changed the colour of the stonework, as if something had been poured down the walls. That's what inspired the discharge dyed centre of the quilt. It was pieced using a variety of dye printed, dye painted and discharge dyed fabrics, in a single piece. It was then folded to find the optimal positioning and stitched together, which is why it has no edges (I hate binding, and it wouldn't have been appropriate for this work). Finally, it was discharge dyed and a little drawing added, before finally stitching by machine. The stitching is minimal, because I think that in this piece, the fabric does the talking.... so I stitched to support the patterning and give a bit of texture.
I do hope someone likes it enough to give it a good home; I love this piece, personally. I've come as close as I can to the colours of the original in the photograph. The 100 deadline is Wed 4th Feb, and full details are available here. There is a lot of amazing work available... go check it out!