Saturday, October 18, 2008

Week #5

I'm quite pleased with this one. I found a light-weight textured fabric in the remnant bin that is mostly black with a little grey streaked through it. By experimenting with needle punching I discovered that lines and shapes could be randomly punched leaving a raised surface. Exciting! In the manner of Jeanne Williamson, "The Uncommon Quilter," I once again punched on some netting. The texture of the black fabric wasn't evident enough so out came the Shiva metallic paint-stiks. This piece doesn't seem to need edge stitching, but the edges frayed which I stopped by dabbing on Fray Check. The backing is black felt.

Quote: One of my favs by Henry David Thoreau. It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.

4 comments:

queenopearls said...

Gail you've created another stunning piece of art. I am awed.
Perhaps it is the added netting but the flat surfaces between the raised ones (how it appears to me in the photo) remind me of tide pools.
So, for me, this is an abstract of a beach visit.
Love it! Thank you!

Anonymous said...

It's the red that always "speaks" to me....yet,I'm so afraid of using it in my work!!lol
Red and black and just smidgen of that blue.. all in beautiful harmony.
Love it,love it!!

I'm playing catch-up here...mine is nowhere near like yours....

hugs
mariej

Penny said...

gorgeous colour and form.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

I have to say the red also speaks to me this is an awesome piece. I love how you see the texture and it meanders through the piece, but also what is below the texture is beautiful also.