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.