I’ve begun a new series of works, all revolving around floral motifs. The first in this “Garden Series” is Circle Garden. In the next few blog posts, I will show a few pictures that show a little of the process involved. I call these fabric collage, a form of painting with fabric, thread and embellishments.
These photos show my beginning process, from placement to embellishment.
Composed mostly of silk fabrics up-cycled from blouses, ties and scarves found at local thrift stores and estate sales. Shapes and colors are chosen, arranged, then fused to a background. Hand embroidery and embellishing continue the process before the finished composition is mounted on a 12″ x 12″ x 1.5″ deep canvas.
This work was inspired by a similar Rex Ray design, an artist I greatly admire. A group of 6 fiber artists rose to a challenge to each create a 12″ x 12″ work of fiber art with the common theme of CIRCLES. This is my entry.
Artists from left to right, top to bottom:
Denise Spillane, Traci Hutton, Carolyn Skei, April Soncrant, Carol Regan, & Olga Brock
Our submission will be a part of the “Fiber Visions: Dallas Area Fiber Artists Brazos Gallery” exhibit at Richland Community College during the month of October.
We even made it on the postcard! So excited!
I keep looking for my artistic voice. Making fiber collage is leading me toward a good direction. We’ll see how this develops.