RED = Heat/increasing temperatures
WHITE = Ice/melting
BLUE = Ocean/rising sea levels
I produced quite a lot of samples in the colours I consider represent global warming. My project began to focus on increasing temperatures, melting of the polar ice caps and resulting rising sea levels
This is lightweight scrim, a type of thin gauzy fabric a bit like muslin. When machine stitched without a backing fabric the stitches draw the threads. I stitched a grid pattern, painted the squares with acrylic paints in shades of red, white and blue and added a little embellishment here and there ... bits of fabrics, threads, beads, buttons, etc.
This is a close-up of some of the squares
When I was researching this project and gathering images for my design boards I came across the work of Sandra Meech, who is an absolutely amazing contemporary quilt artist and one of my favourite artists who continues to inspire me. Later, at College, I studied her work in great detail dedicating a whole sketchbook to her work and experimenting with samples, etc. I thought I would show here a piece she produced on a global warming theme which matched with my own work and fits in nicely here with the grids etc.
My thoughts turned to recycling and I produced this fun collage with recycled elements, images of recycled objects, tin foil, wire, plastic, paper, fabric and stitch