Friday, July 9, 2010

Xylem Series - In the Beginning

I've been having fun in my studio for the last few weeks coming up with a new wall hanging to have for the Art Show I'll be doing starting in August (more on that later).  My inspiration for this piece is an image magnified 2,000 times of conifer wood xylem cells*.  It has a very uneven, repetitive geometry that looked interesting enough to springboard from.  Using some of the techniques I learned in my last art textile class, I sewed and cut and sewed burlap, suedecloth, cotton and organza to make 4 long segments that will make up the background cloth.  And now, I'm appliquing organza, cotton, suedecloth and felt in swirly dollops down each segment.  The hours have gone by enjoyably with each stitch.

* From "Heaven & Earth: Unseen by the naked eye", published by Phaidon


lori vliegen said...

this is awesome.....i love the textural playfulness!!! keep playing, you're definitely on to something here!!!!
xox, :))

shibori girl said...

I like it! Looking forward to hearing more about it on Monday. :)


Valerie said...

i love this sample and the texture !! the rich browns are very nice.