Monday, February 04, 2013
I enjoy the visual texture of "micro quilting" and attempted to do that for the background using a piece of hand-dyed fabric. The quilting was then emphasized by use of acrylic paints and ink.
The "anemones" are paper mache and twine that have been painted gold. Solid color fabrics were then applied to the dimensional forms. The gold star-shaped beads were a lucky find since they somewhat mimic the color and shape of the anemones. It wasn't planned as an underwater piece or anemones specifically, but that's what it suggested in the end. I'm happy with both the visual and actual textures.
The piece is 12" x 20". I hope you enjoy it and feel free to provide feedback!