This piece ‘Ethereal’ is from a sun-reactive print on muslin fabric, from my garden roses. It’s painted in transparent and opaque textile paints, with outline stitching and a rose branch hanging bar from the same rose shrubs from my yard. The photo below shows the closeup of outline stitching in heavy thread. I’m dipping my toes in the textile art world and the art quilt world, having joined SAQA (Studio Art Quilt Associates) recently. I lean to the art side rather than the quilt side of this genre. This piece has some hand stitching, is three layers thick with a finished back; the bottom edge is intentionally left raw. I’ve been creating my own fabrics using textile paints since 2015 and along with the fabrics, a variety of textile pieces such as this.
The call for art from Arts Benicia had the description for this exhibit: “for Artists working in all media . . . invited to share their botanical expressions and depictions.” The juror was Jennifer Perlmutter.
The title ‘Ethereal’ describes short lived cut florals, along with my many gardens and landscapes changing over the years. The huge rose shrubs that I used for materials for this were pulled out recently (they’re gone!) to make way for a revitalization on our landscape - - thus the title ‘Ethereal’.
The exhibit is open Nov. 10th through Dec. 21, 2018. The public reception is Saturday, Nov. 10th, 6:00 to 8:30 pm. More information in the Arts Benicia link.