Thursday, November 15, 2007

Cradle Me


Sheer fabric dyed, painted, inked with added embellishments. This piece cries out to me about being comforted and cradled in safety.
Every time I create one of these nether-world landscapes the word "Perelandra" comes to mind. This is the second book of the C.S. Lewis sci-fi triology - a book I read when I was very young. Something powerful about the imagery in his writings and the beautiful word Perelandra became strong memories for me.
I like creating these alternate universes in cloth. I wonder if I've been working on series without realizing it!


8 comments:

Dixie Redmond said...

It's beautiful - and yes, it definitely sends out "cradle me".

Deb said...

I love the painted sheer fabric. Ran out last week and bought a yard of the WRONG stuff - I got Nylon which is going to spit that paint right back into my face.

kathy said...

I really like this. You have used a lot of colors very well in one piece.

melanie said...

Jane Davila, a big fan of series work, often says that a series sometimes 'emerges.'

I love these two pieces -- they make me think of nebulae. Mysterious, colorful, worlds within worlds.

Wild Thread Studio said...

Thank you so much for all your comments.
Hi Melanie!

melanie said...

Hi, Denise!
Work is a great comfort, isn't it? My father passed at the end of June after a harrowing 15 days in the hospital (from pancreatic cancer, he was 84). I had a couple of projects underway then that I have pushed myself to finish and I'm not sure precisely how to describe what they mean to me, but there's a definite, profoundly peaceful sense of "coming through the other side."

Rebecca said...

It's a beautiful piece, and it is amazing that you bring up Perelandra. I have just begun re-reading again (no, I'm not being redundant. There are simply some books that cry out to be revisited from time to time. They are every bit old friends as the warm flesh and bone voices in my life.) that marvelous trilogy. Nice, that you are thinking THAT planet. So passionate, so voluptuous! So appropriate to the work. I really love seeing this! You seem to be, but I have to make the wish all the same: I hope you are doing very well.

Rebecca said...

It's a beautiful piece, and it is amazing that you bring up Perelandra. I have just begun re-reading again (no, I'm not being redundant. There are simply some books that cry out to be revisited from time to time. They are every bit old friends as the warm flesh and bone voices in my life.) that marvelous trilogy. Nice, that you are thinking THAT planet. So passionate, so voluptuous! So appropriate to the work. I really love seeing this! You seem to be, but I have to make the wish all the same: I hope you are doing very well.