Saturday, October 31, 2009

Leaves

Wind swirls madly,
a mass of color,
challenging me to fly.
Fly like the leaves 
or just delight. 

Frosted leaves

Holographic Images-

Multi-level Surface Design/Mixed Media. Original digital image, printed twice for holographic effects. Silk noil, organza, fabrics’ hand dyed, sun printed, painted, or stamped.

38”Wx20”H 

9 comments:

Michigoose said...

I really like it Wen! Nice job!

k baxter packwood said...

Is this the piece that got rejected?

LaughingLG said...

Wen, I, too, don't really feel really drawn in. It's lovely, but the similarity of the colors and design in the blocks and the borders makes it feel very flat. That said, the colors and textures are beautiful, but maybe something to make them pop a little.

Susan S said...

I suspect that this may be a special piece lookingfor the right venue. I love the subject and the softness, but others may say it needs a focal point or more contrast.

Nina-Marie said...

I think this whole method is rather cool! I want to agree that all this piece now needs is a focal point, a variation in values - perhaps a change of scale. We all need to remember that the principals of design elements are at the heart of every good piece.

Alison Schwabe said...

I agree with others that it lacks a focal point and the complementary colour scheme lacks pizzazz. It's technically very interesting, but without your accompanying statement I'm just thinking 'leaves, yes - so what about them?' I don't pick up much swirling, or heaping in drifts waiting to be swept up, or that they lie there and and decay through the coming winter, or anything about how you relate to them.

Sandy said...

OK- As usual you have an interesting concept but in this case there isn't enough contrast of values to bring it to the next level. I am immediately drawn to the black leaf on the top right because of the dark color against all the medium-lights. My 'cure', if it were mine, would be to work some darks around through the central three panels, maybe machine stitching or hand printing or embroidery? Then, as someone else suggested, look at it in B&W and see what else needs be done to enhance it. It's about 85% there- just needs a nudge!

Holly Knott said...

I guess I'll be the oddball out, because I love it as is! The second I opened up your blog page, I said, "Ooooh!" I don't think quilts or art in general needs contrast to be successful, esp if you're trying to create a certain mood - imagine a foggy scene. Plus, I think there *is* contrast in this piece. The central leaf image seems to have more than the others, and the little bit of black showing in the background lower center toward the left, and upper center toward the right (looks like the top of a leaf) draws my eye to the central photo. I can't seem to enlarge it to see it better, though. Clicking on it just takes me to the post below it, which is odd. I'd say it was rejected because art is subjective and if you enter it again, it'll probably be accepted, and possibly win an award!

michele said...

There are so many lovely nuances in this piece. It has a peaceful quality.
As a one unit my eye is drawn to the side panels, away from the center panel, due to the lighter values in the side panels and lack of those lights in the center panel. Perhaps you might consider continuing light areas of the sides into the center to create a movement to that important larger panel. Also, the dark streak in the border really draws my eye away from the three center pieces.
The idea of a triptych also comes to mind. Consider whether or not each of these center panels can stand alone as compositions. If they can, and they relate to each other, the composition will be that much stronger.

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