Isn’t it funny how you can be carrying out a fairly mind numbing chore around the house when, ✳ping✳, you see something at a certain angle and it sets off the beginnings of a new design?
Well, it was a little group of asymmetric pears that caught my eye this time – I hope you like the end product, soon to be made into scarfs, cushions or any other suggestions you may have!
‘Pear Drops’ printed on 100% Silk
“Big Pear Drops’ on 100% Cotton Poplin
‘Falling Apples’ printed on 100% Silk
I would love to hear what you are working on or what has recently inspired you.
I was thinking of making the silk into scarfs but if you have any other ideas, suggestions welcome!
Have a great weekend.
I’ve spent this week looking at textile manufacturing processes, both printed and woven and it reminded me of a thought provoking exhibition I saw last year in a superb venue, National Museum of the American Indian, Washington DC.
Artist Brian Jungen looks at everyday items, deconstructs them and reforms them into entirely new objects – a mass of expensive golf bags transform into contemporary totem poles, plastic chairs into a dinosaur skeleton but the piece that really caught my eye was “Peoples Flag”, on loan from the National Gallery of Canada. Here, Jungen amassed a collection of mass produced materials, hats, coats, umbrellas and stitched them together to form a huge red flag.
Partly inspired by banners created by Greenpeace activists and also by a poem, “The Red Flag” written by Irish political activist Jim Connell in 1889, “Peoples Flag” is a beautifully crafted piece ironically made from mass produced consumer items.