A religious minister who uses stitching and dyeing as mindfulness and to connect with spirituality- where the “veil is thin” to the spiritual world. Gives class on stitch and indigo with a mindfulness focus.
Works looks great too
Viewed July 10 2019
Probably taking most inspiration from this painting called Mandora by Georges Braque
http://www.georgesbraque.org/images/gallery/mandora.jpg Viewed 2 June 2019
It shows the fragmenting and how I might be able to delineate the ukulele body with shading. It also has line which I plan to add over the top of the patches in stitch.I’m also thinking of adding labelling of ukulele parts. Sort of a nod to another modern art movement constructivism. And of course I am referencing cubism by making the quilt out of patches that are constituted of different views of the ukulele in cyanotype. So I’ll do photograms of different views and compile to make a larger than life ukulele. And the views are differing in another sense too in that they are photograms.
As we approach twenty days I’m a bit amazed that we are both sticking at it. Good news yesterday was that we can exhibit this work in a great space at Moonah Arts Centre. As Carolyn commented yesterday-it’s really happening.
Carolyn and I are doing a project we hope to exhibit later in the year. It’s about the calming effects of sewing and externalising and stitching down our multitude of anxieties. I had meant to document it earlier but I’ll do it now instead.
And that is the first ten days 😀
I’ve been struggling to push all the OCA stuff down now that I have dropped out of that and plan to continue to use my domain name to put in my own personal research and work plans.
I’ve completed my BFA last year and this year am just trying to enter a bunch of exhibitions, mostly quilting, but also others, with a view to having ongoing goals this year. Then next year I hope to do honours, because I really miss the place and the people and want to continue to pursue an art focus into my golden years 🙂
This weekend I attended a workshop run by Caroline Sharkey, who is an Australian textile artist. It was under the banner of the Tasmanian Quilting Guild but she does not consider herself a quilter but rather a Textile artist.
A small quilt of hers entered in the SAQA trunk show 2014. http://www.saqa.com/media/image/TrunkShow-2014/Trunk%20D/CarolineSharkey.JPG Viewed 8 Jan 2018
This workshop was concerned with a technique she has developed for making a new fabric to work with.
Fragments of fabric are applied to a stiffened background and then covered with a water soluble vilene and heavily sew down to keep the fragments in place. The water soluble is then washed out and the resultant fabric has new colour and texture.
The butterflies and sequins are included to play to a quilting audience I believe.
This fabric was then combined with other fabrics to create a final 2 D work
This is my work in progress at the end of the workshop. I have left the background carpet in the photo because it goes quite well. 🙂 Here I am using this technique as part of a background to try and showcase my hand and rust dyed fabrics.