Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Forest Trail

I do love Andy Goldsworthy's work but I found that doing anything even resembling his marvelous work in fabric is hard. My first attempt using rocks failed due to the background. So I tried what you see here. He works with nature and natural colors but I chose to do a weaving forest path in purples winding around the trees and twisting over/under itself. He often uses various natural objects to make a snaky trail within his work. So I wove a piece of natural yarn around the trees. I then used acrylic paint and a stiff brush to dap on color to the very light hand-dyed piece of backing fabric.

7 comments:

Carole said...

Very effective Jan, I like how you made the shadows using those strips of fabric and the paint daubing adds interest to the ground. I agree it is hard to apply his thought process to fabrics. But you succeeded and the yarn idea is brill!!
the quilting is superb adding to the texture.

Louise said...

Well done! I am able to travel through your piece by means of the path which you have provided. I like how the trees are leaning which to me fits in with the way the yarn is woven through. I also like the use of the light and dark yarn.

fastfriday said...

Your purple pathway is so right. It has the real feel of a forest under the trees. Now if it would just warm up so we could need that shade!

Pat Havey

Julia in NZ said...

It is amazing how much movement you have captured by your composition. The extra texture from the quilting and the sponged colour is a bonus.

Madalene Murphy said...

I love this piece. Integrating the two colors in the paths increases the movement in the piece and those spots of green make the path even more inviting.

fastfriday said...

Wonderful color choices, an inviting path, with deep shade and warmth. I am drawn into the scene.
Ticia

LAQuilts said...

Fantastic capture of moment and rhythm.