Thursday, May 07, 2009

#31 of 52. More grids plus circles.

As mentioned, I thought that it might be time to return to circles after working in the land-of-heart-motifs but I wasn't expecting grids to sneak their way in. All of the stamps in this piece are from my recent stamp making session. I'm sure that most will figure out the grids, but for now I'm tight-lipped regarding how I've done them. Thanks for the comments and emails!

Components: I had cut off the bottom of a larger piece done on unbleached muslin and the remaining section only had one and half grayish circles on it. Oops, I didn't create the swirly background stamp, in yellow and blue. That background stamp is barely visible. Grids, circles and a design stamp in blues and red textile paint brought the piece to life. Machine stitching, feather stitch in red and edge stitching finished this 4x6 inch piece. (click on the photo to enlarge.)

Quote: New York . . . is a city of geometric heights, a petrified desert of grids and lattices, an inferno of greenish abstraction under a flat sky, a real Metropolis from which man is absent by his very accumulation. Roland Barthes - French Critic 1915-1980

1 comment:

Val Foster said...

I'm glad to see you back to circles. This is very interesting -- a lot going on in this piece. I haven't figured out the grid.