The latest in my series on CONTRAST, this piece combines two techniques that I enjoy, despite my lack of experience: knitting and pieced quilts. My goal was to integrate the two textures, so they look like they melt into one another as opposed to one thing being tacked on top of the other. I started by knitting a long, simple scarf. Then I chose fabric colors that would mirror the colors in the yarn and created a pieced quilt. I chose a chevron pattern for the quilt because I
The idea of a new post-pandemic world is undoubtedly appealing, but it will still be inhabited by the old feelings that inspire this series. I symbolize them working with color, value, and shape. I started this piece some months ago and never expected that this personal feeling could claim such a dramatic, infinitely sad general projection these days. SIZE: W 27 x H 40 inches - W 68 x H 102 cm MATERIALS: silk and cotton fabric TECHNIQUES: fused, hand and machine sewn, and
Living in an out-of-control world, people panic and feel anxiety and sadness because of wars, viruses, extreme weather, and natural or man-made disasters. No ne can escape these. They destroy the peace and freedom of human beings. People have been living an ominous and hard life for a long time. The joyful and tranquil old days faltered. I pray for an early restoration of world peace. Size: W 104 x H 104 (cm) / W 41” x H 41” Materials: recycled fabrics, commercial fabrics, ar
by Sue Dennis 35cm W x 103cm L [13 ¾ ”x 40 ½”] My walks along the beach reveal many things washed up with the tides. Shells, sea weed of various shapes and colour, little pieces of wood, coral and flotsam from distance shores. Some of the debris on the shoreline is micro plastics or items left by holiday makers. I enjoyed creating the paler blue fabrics on the sandy beach and then enhancing the central section with hand stitching. Materials: commercial cotton and artist’s dy
"Sunrise, Moonrise" by Merce Gonzales "The Difference" by Cecilia Gonzalez We're delighted to welcome our newest members to Viewpoints, artist sisters and fellow SAQA members, Cecilia and Merce Gonzalez. Merce and Cecilia live near Barcelona, Spain and have created together for years as Desedamas. Individually, they will each bring a new viewpoint to our group! They will be stepping into our "A New World" series with our 5th gallery with their selected personal themes: Cecili
I have been dabbling in trying new forms of expression. Palm inflorescences can be used for 2 dimensional wall hangings or wrapped/woven around a 3 D form. Here the inflorescence is fresh and easy to manipulate. As it dries it becomes rougher on the hands and sets into the shape. I am self taught so an experimenting as I'm not a basket maker or weaver. The beginning a base for the pot wrapping. A finished pot- I love the organic roughness.