"I begin with an idea ... and then it becomes something else"
~ Picasso

Thursday, 16 April 2009

Global Warming message

This is a series of nine small textile art pieces with a message







































































































































The squares have a torquoise felt background. I layered snippets of silk, sheer fabrics, taffeta, chiffon, metallic fabrics and metallic threads and then a layer of chiffon on top. I stitched through the "sandwich" then melted through the layers with a soldering iron. On top I embellished the tiny squares with hand stitching in more metallic thread and added beads

I mounted the squares on paper that I had painted myself in pumpkin orange and gold and added snippets of text. I arranged the pieces so that the text follows on. The message relates to melting ice, snow thaw and running water and finally it's effect on the environment

5 comments:

Julie said...

Beautiful work Carolyn and good use of the complimentaries. The orange makes the stitched lozenges sing! It's a beautiful shade. Thank you for sharing your method. I assume you are going to mount these together?

Joei Rhode Island said...

Yes, the complimentary colors work perfectly together....lovely to look at....then the details draw you in to read the message. Very nice.

Dottie said...

Carolyn I'm such a fan of your work... beautiful!!!! How can I find you on Etsy?

Julie said...

I've just discovered your work... absolutely gorgeous and really appreciate the message.

MargaretR said...

I enjoy your blog especially the work on Global warming. your textures are fantstic.