Tuesday, July 26, 2011

SOLITARY BEACON


This is a lighthouse I took a photo of in Newfoundland. It is actually red and white, diagonally striped (like a giant barber pole). I used a black suede cloth and a fabric that looks like shiny leather for the stripes. The 'light' is a holographic fabric. The background is a piece I Mandala folded and dyed in a bucket with other fabrics Parfait style. The light 'rays' are stitched with holo-gold thread. All pieces are satin stitched in black.

This piece measures 29 1/2"x39 1/2"

Fun challenge Ann !

Cherie

Your comments are appreciated as always

9 comments:

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Hi Cherie, absolutely gorgeous fabric and the composition is so dramatic. Great job
Cynthia

Wendy said...

Love the mandala, Chere.... I've been dyeing some of them as well... not quite as dramatic as yours... what a great use of a super piece of fabric!

Sharon Robinson said...

This is a fun piece, and so well executed. I really like the use of the special fabric for the light. It's one I would enjoy owning and displaying.

Betty Donahue said...

Great - The light really glows.

Ann In Fallbrook, CA said...

Lighthouses certainly conjure up thoughts of solitude! The holographic fabric adds to the realism in your piece and I really like the way you took advantage of the mandala portion of the dyed fabric.

Pam Harris said...

Background piece rally makes the quilt. Great use for your gorgeous mandala. Very sticking yet simplistic quilt. Definitely says solitude.

Kathie Briggs said...

Striking piece and shows why we love to make our art using fabric. You really let the fabric do the talking!

Linda Mac said...

As stated above, great use of this fabric. Perfect.

Joni said...

This piece is awesome. It not only has solitude covered, it conveys HOPE, and peace. How appropriate that the lighthouse has a cross on top! Love it!