Facade VI

Facade VI

“Facade VI”
21″ x 33″
$1000

“Façade VI” is part of my series focused on transparency, texture, shape and line. I have used loosely woven scrim, and a variety of sheer and textured materials ranging from hand-dyed silks to burlap to screening. It is all stitched to sheer silk organza, creating subtle color and value shifts as one color is placed to overlap another. By using a sheer foundation, the translucence of the entire piece creates a mesmerizing work of art. Light flows through it, and changes its appearance with changing light. Fascinating new shapes arise with the overlaid sheer fabrics, which I emphasize with hand stitching and thick threads. 

The frayed edges are in keeping with materials chosen. When I work, I keep in mind the qualities of the fabric I am using. The scrim is delicate, frays easily, and the warp and weft of the weave move out of a straight line easily as I move them around. It is translucent. I try to capture these qualities in the artwork. Once it is stitched to the silk organza, it is strong and stable, and will last for years with reasonable care.


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