The inspiration came from a photo of a young South American girl, her face painted and her head part shaved, that I found on Pinterest.
I used the 'quilt as you go' method using my hand dyed fabrics to represent the painted markings on her face and the bluish shaved part of her head. A mask shape made from painted and heat treated tyvek continued the Mask theme and a flutter of fabric leaf shapes decorated her hair.
This piece was framed to protect the fabrics.
|Before it was framed - I couldn't get a decent shot after it was framed because the light kept reflecting off the glass.|
The Bride 1 – Painted
Height: 85 cm
Width: 90 cm
Depth: 4 cm
· Tyvek, painted with acrylic
· Hand dyed cotton fabric
· Cotton batting
· Silk cord
· Cotton threads
· Perle embroidery threads
· Linen threads
· Silk threads
The Bride Series was my contribution to our first, 'real' exhibition - 'our' being my Textile Arts cohort, collectively known as Stitch Theorem.
It was a huge learning curve and the experience held us in good stead for our Graduate Exhibition - and what I'll be talking about from next week.