Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hills and Valleys

I love to look at pieces done by artists that work with cloth, dyes, screen printing, painting, etc. I see such beauty and emotion in their pieces. They call to me and I am fascinated with the layers, depth and textures they are able to achieve...so much so that I am struggling to teach myself some of these techniques and working to carve out a small niche for myself in this world of altered cloth. But last night I realized something as I finished work on this small piece. What I did with this piece is as much surface design and cloth complexing as the most incredibly rendered print & dye techniques. The tools we in the world of textiles use to convey our messages are varied and each of us has our own unique expression.

5 comments:

Gold88 said...

Hey that cloth look exquisite.Great work.

Annica said...

I've had it too. I call it the Blogging Blues. There are so many talented people out there, and so many beautiful things... At the same time someone is looking at your things wishing they could do what you do. I guess at the end of the day "You are what you are and you ain't what you ain't" :-) and that is actually a good thing!

kay susan said...

How did I manage to miss your blog? You are in my RSS feed for sure now! Thanks to Carol in Wales.

Micki said...

Recently discovered your blog. Love your work. We all have our moments of wishing to do like others. That is what leads us on to experimenting and trying new things.

MaryAnn said...

This is great! I love it! lots of layers. Funny I struggle with the fact that I don't do collage using alot of vintage photos and words and such. I just can't. I try but it comes out so...badly. Work the way you work it is you and therefore it will be unique and more honest.