Tuesday, April 26, 2011
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.