Dig-it-al!! Digital Fiber Constructions
I enjoy photography and the creative processes now afforded by contemporary
Digital technology. My fascination with photography is finding expression by printing
manipulated original photographs directly onto various
substrates, and specially treated natural fibers. Images are printed with an Epson
printer to create unique photographic stitched textural constructions. I call this
work, Digital Fiber.
My new work continues the creative process in Photoshop by changing
the actual image, layering and digitally fusing with photographs of my painted
cloth. When I finish composing an image. I decide on presentation,
such as a whole cloth photo-art quilt, or divided into multiple images as for my latest
work or collaged into mixed media art.
I print the completed photos onto heavy canvas. I either size the work in
Photoshop and print or I print cutting the resulting photo into sections. These
are mounted onto heavy stabilizer, felt, or interfacing. Stitched or quilted, leaving the
edges remain unbound. I seal the edges with gel medium to secure the loose
threads and finish with a touch of accent paint on the edges. I finish the top with a
protective UV medium.
Only after all of this is dried, do I assemble the work using a simple bookbinding method,
using artist dyed pearl cotton or wax linen threads.