Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Leafing, new Media Mix Piece

It's Spring and the leaf buds are ripe to pop when we get some warm weather- inspiring some studio work.
When I prepared for my demo at the New England Quilt Museum, I did some practice leaf printing. 
I love this quick satisfying technique.   (Published the technique in Cloth Paper Scissors this winter.)
Expermenting with a painted stabilizer base, I added prints, thermal fax silkscreen, a digital tree image printed on silk organza, a found object and mediums. I really like adding mediums on my cloth pieces as well as adding paper to my mixed media work. It also protects the completed work.
Leafing detail
Finished off with quilting but leaving the organza loose so the viewer can see beneath it.

And Still I Rise
 Did you want to see me broken?
Bowed head and lowered eyes?
Shoulders falling down like teardrops,
Weakened by my soulful cries?

You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
                                                            Maya Angelou


Pam said...

Beautiful work, Wen, empowering use of poetry, too. Thanks! Pam

Judy Warner said...

Stunning result, Wen. I shall have to try and find that issue of Cloth, Paper, Scissors.

Wen Redmond said...

Thank you for commenting. I have had lots of fun with that way of printing.
The article was PUBLISHED IN CPS JAN/FEB ISSUE 2011.

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