Monday, November 12, 2012

field studies




I am fascinated by the way natural dye colors relate to each other. Regardless of plant source or origin the fabrics seem to harmonize and enhance rather than compete. This revelation is the inspiration behind my new work series – field study. These pieces have evolved by combining strips of naturally dyed fabrics, almost at random. They are machine quilted rather than hand stitched, to ensure that the color fields get center stage, without distraction. 

Meanwhile my whole neighborhood is ablaze in bright and vivid jewel tones. Even when nature is shouting at its loudest there seems to be harmony and peace rather than clashes and conflicts. Lessons to be learned.






8 comments:

  1. field studies are strong, lovely. a good path to follow.

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  2. Love how colours change,how intensity is different...love how investigation of field studies canbring so beautiful pieces

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  3. Beautiful palette. Love it all.

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  4. So serene. Such a powerful body of work.

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  5. Beautiful mellow colours in those fabrics, I love their simplicity and harmony ... like music

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  6. Hard to beat Virginia in the fall..I am outside as much as I can!

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  7. I'm in love with your field studies! Excited to see more!

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