Friday, July 18, 2014

Charting Wisdom

16"x22", digital images on silk, collage, painted cotton, 1" black bias tape, machine stitching and hand stitching.
I see this piece as more of a chart ... a display of how the "Ten Crowns" might appear. The crowns speak of a spiritual conscious, beyond power, royalty or even beauty. The early writings refer to the ten crowns as a part of the higher worlds and the wisdom declares that this power pours it's light down as a cascading waterfall which inspired me to sew the closely spaced vertical aqua stitches.
I've so enjoyed this series of art making from the combined study of ancient writings and the beauty of archaeological discoveries.
The crown on the lower left was my first attempt at sewing (drawing) without the feed dog operational ... need more practice! Onto the tenth and last gate of this series. A couple of years ago I would never have thought I would be so deep into cloth and stitching?!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Violet you say?!

It's been an extended search on Roy G Biv day. I have a couple of examples of violet in cloth and a couple on paper using mixed media. This first piece "Call to Flight" the story of Icarus, is a favorite of mine and I used it as the cover for my 2008-2012 catalog. A visit to the site of Jennifer Coyne Qudeen will give you a list of other searchers of violet.