In 10 days I will celebrate my birthday. It's a number I'm in awe in for more reasons
than I can share. For one thing I remember like it was yesterday when my mother turned
this age and retired! She was so alive and full of dreams about what the rest of her
life would be like. Fast forward 23 years and she no longer knows who I am and only
one of those dreams came true. With that in mind I feel like I don't have a day to waste
and then a tiny Mosquito bite attempted to side-rail me. No details necessary, but suffice
it to say that it's been one Hell of week!
This fabric collage took forever to come together. But I was determined to
use the rust dyed fabric that was inkjet printed with a photo of grasses that I
photographed 3 summers ago. And somehow incorporate the deconstructed screen print
at the bottom of the collage. It wasn't until I created a design
from a photo of a Jungle Geranium and printed it out that
the collage finally worked. At least I think it does.
Details: digital image printed on rust dyed fabric.
Deconstructed screen print. Digital image of
Jungle Geranium printed onto fabric. Machine stitched
and attached to a black stretched canvas.
This piece is still a work-in-progress. Coffee dyed sun print, painted fabric on
a deconstructed screen print background. Hand-stitched.