Thursday, November 08, 2012

Cityscape on the River

12" x 21"
This is really better as a touchy-feely kind of piece as the main fabric that I used is an Oriental flocked fabric that I picked up a couple years ago.  The buttons stand out much more in this photo because of the lighting than they ordinarily do -- except, perhaps, for the three red leaf buttons on the right side.  What seems to have happened is that the buildings themselves attracted the buttons to themselves!

I originally had all of the Oriental fabric in a single piece, but then cut it apart and interspersed some other red fabrics, and I sewed windows on one piece with gold thread.  And since the shapes did not conform to rectangles, the result is a rather abstract cityscape.  I was not certain about the selection of the batik piece for the water, but it forms quite a contrast to the buildings.

I welcome any critiques for this admittedly late posting.

6 comments:

Cynthia Ann Morgan said...

Love it!

Marilyn Wall said...

Tobi, I really love the abstractness, is that a word, of the houses. Don't know if you started with the idea of houses but the fabrics and shaps really pull the idea off. Very creative.

Marilyn Wall said...

Tobi, I really love the abstractness, is that a word, of the houses. Don't know if you started with the idea of houses but the fabrics and shaps really pull the idea off. Very creative.

Deb said...

Tobi, I like this a lot. The blending of the oriental and batik fabrics tells the story. Very creative "grab those buttons". Nice:)

Julia in NZ said...

Nice playful piece. I like the batik 'sea', it has enough presence to balance the 'city'. The random building shapes give a nice amount of movement through the piece.

Linda Mac said...

Good symmetry and sense of movement in this piece. I love the abstract quality, and your choice of colors make this a fun piece.