I have been making work that relates to landscapes in print and fabric. I find it interesting how our perception of landscape changes as we move from the ground to the air. We are able to manipulate the earth in significant ways with technology, and also see those changes from new perspectives using technology. I like that I can use old techniques of printmaking and sewing to represent images that we can only see through our modern advancements. Seen from above, the different surfaces of the Earth often look just like a quilt - pieced together with different colors and textures.
All the fabric used in this piece started as white cotton. Using ink and dyes I created different colors and textures in several different steps.
Preparation always takes longer than actually putting the pieces together. Love seeing all the strips next to each other.
Starting off with pink and white.
I originally had this light royal blue fabric in the mix, but realized it couldn't stay. Color choices are hard...
Once the strips are made comes the scary task of cutting. There's no going back from this.
What it looks like from the back.
Sewing the strips together.
I had enough to make two finished pieces - this one is a thinner piece that I haven't finished yet.
Sometimes I like the back better...
Figuring out how much of a border I'm going to need to fit into this mat and frame.
Sewing the white border on the strips.
It's an amazing feeling to get to this point. I added another border around this border to be able to pull the fabric around a board to put into a frame.
Finished and framed next to all of my fabric and scraps.