Sunday, June 21, 2015

Doing relief work (not for charity!)

It was the second last class for our course today. We have moved on to more 3D things and today's focus was on relief work.

I had done the homework for the previous class, taking an object (in my case, a mandarin) and developing a small series of images that move from one stage to another.
I focussed on the leaf coming out of the top of the mandarin.
We were supposed to change the size, orientation, etc. and see what we could come up with. 

I worked on  the images from a cut in half mandarin (from our garden) and focussed in on smaller and smaller aspects of it.

Then it came to me - I could use the technique from the Meredith Woolnough workshop I did earlier in the year, and try to develop one of the images.

I enlarged one of the above images and traced it onto soluble fabric, then sewed it. As it was an image of a mandarin, I decided to stick to the colour range of a mandarin, no great thought needed.

Today I took it to class and played around with using that sewing as the relief work.

It is still a work in progress but at least there is some progress. 


mycamerandme365 said...

That's looking really good Mary. I'm looking forward to seeing the next stage.

theregatha said...

Such beautiful pieces Mary. I look forward to seeing how this evolves. I instantly began 'imagining' large tropical flowers, bright vessels and a gorgeous ball gown ....... wow, isn't that exactly what an artists work is intended to do - evoke visceral response? Congratulations