Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Birds of a Feather


Birds of a Feather
While I love taking photographs and working them into various pieces of my art, my friend Pat Watts takes wonderful photographs of birds. And my husband is a birdwatcher. So for a gift for him, we collaborated. Pat supplied the photo and I worked it up into a holographic image, an innovative technique I am known for. ( Published in Quilting arts Magazine a couple years ago) It's an eastern phoebe.
The piece is mounted on stretcher bars to allow space for the printed silk organza to create a 3-D image. The fabric frame is painted and sun printer silk noil or raw silk. I went for a soft and sutdle effect, allowing the bird's quirky expression to come forward. I believe the gift was a success.

4 comments:

Vicki W said...

It's wonderful!

Approachable Photos said...

Very nice. :D

Marsha said...

I love this little bird. I have tried to do some holographic images following your technique(just ordered your video from Interweave). Do you ever paint the inside of the stretcher bar frame so it is less noticeable when the picture is viewed from the side or is that not a concern?
Thanks

Pat said...

it's an eastern phoebe & i too appreciate this piece...P

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