Experimenting with depth and texture

On my newest piece, Seed Dreaming I, I tried different ways of creating raised  ridges. I wanted  more 3D lines sharply defined by light and shadow. I’m happy with the result!

Seed Dreaming I

Seed Dreaming I

I glued cotton cording onto the batting. After painting a large piece of  silk with acrylic gray tones, I carefully fused it onto the batting.  I love the deep shadows and the contrast of the almost industrial gray and the vibrant charmeuse “seed”.

The title, by the way, is from a phrase I read years ago explaining the aboriginal belief that “the plant is the dream of the seed”.  Something about that speaks to me.

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One Response to “Experimenting with depth and texture”

  1. Laurie Says:

    Love it! Miss you! Will be in VT beginning Feb… see you then!

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