Tuesday, December 15, 2009

further exploration

The quickest way for me to be contrary is to put my intentions on paper.  These haloed circular elements originated back in '07 during a particularly frenzied dye fest when I was discovering the magic of discharge using dishwasher gel . I had it all over my hands and picked up pieces of fabric only to find them covered with discharged finger prints after the washout.

I shuffled this piece around for about eight hours yesterday. I had it pinned to my cube wall at the office and moved things around while I talked with the clients. It felt like I was playing Chinese checkers with myself. As the evening wore on the game became chess and I'm now satisfied that I won the match.

One of the first pieces I used these elements in continues to please me.  As I tell anyone who cares, it's a great life if you are easily amused.Below - "Hopped Up" from 2007

6 comments:

Penny said...

Wow! I don't remember this one. Fun to revisit people's work every now and then. I love this.

arlee said...

rubedo as opposed to albedo--in the sense sun against moon--then you could do a nigredo :} to complete the series

a.n.t. said...

"HOPPED UP" will always be one of my favorite pieces as well - love all those bubbly pieces - like holding a glass of champagne up to the light and looking it...
a.n.t.

jude said...

very "hands on"...

tangled stitch said...

It's a great life if you are easily amused, I just love that sentence. It's amazing just how little it takes to make a needleworker happy isn't it! Love the piece, it's wonderful and colorful and whimsical!

Phyllis said...

This is soooo amazing!!