Friday, August 28, 2009

#43 of 52 projects

Have you ever wondered why pears are the subject of so many art pieces? Could it be their shape, or color, or? I've been photographing some pears for a couple of days now and seemed to have joined those who use pears in their work. This grouping started out as a rubber stamp stamped onto freezer paper and cut out for a stencil. I very nearly tossed this piece in the trash, but then I remembered one of the rules, finish the piece . . .

Components: Shiva paintstiks for the pears and black wall hanging. Screen printed fabric for the third pear. Machine stitched, doodles, on canvas fabric. Dye-na-flow paint, ochre, to pull the piece together. Sort of a funky 4x6 inch piece.

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4 comments:

queenopearls said...

The pears look textural. I love the "doodling" and the thread shadows. Excellent!
Is the center pear a separate element added on top of the piece? It appears very 3-D which is awesome.
Tell me of the black rectangle which appears stitched on.... very window-like!

Val Foster said...

Oh my, I love those pears. Also the composition of this piece, linear and also curved. They go together perfectly. Very, very nice piece Gail. The texture is great too.

Julie said...

Well done for finishing! It looks great and I love the shape of pears too.

darlene aKa HugGeR said...

I quite like this piece; I love pears in work anyway. But the texture is fab and I love the thread play that the pears are resting on. The light background almost looks like crackle. You know it's like the pears are a still life and there is a piece of art hanging in the background.