Saturday, August 20, 2016

Garden Wall Relic

13"x14", gauze like cloth, muslin and cotton. Stamped and stitched by machine and by hand, silver beads, solar print and indigo and tea stains. I used what is called Sunography, a fabric that is a light sensitive 100% cotton in a variety of colors...measures 6"x6".
I'm fascinated by the latest discoveries of ancient mosaics which beautifully depict an assortment of birds, animals, fish and flora in amazing clarity. My piece is related to these findings and in my own way of creating what once was and what is now remaining. I focused on more of the dream image of art on a garden wall. The bottom tag with roman numerals is a way of cataloging as one might on a real dig. I used both indigo to help depict tiles and soaked the piece in tea for a more aged feel.
One more of ancient garden pieces and then I'll change it up a little. I work best if I move around on both subject and more solar print. I fully intend on coming back to these materials but a break will give me fresh eyes!


  1. There is such freedom in your work - again, I so love what you do with cloth, Mary Ann .....

    1. Thank you so the word 'freedom'...near any reference to my work!

  2. Duh, if I'd read this post first, I would have known what you used, right? I love the muted colors in this piece, really gives it that "archeological" feeling. I love the design in the center, too; I can imagine being on a dig and unearthing a mosaic with this design!

  3. Sharmon, Thanks for stopping by! I so love the idea of unearthing treasures of the ancient variety...I have a real pull to the middle east and biblical...subscribe to Biblical Archeology Review.