Apart from the fact that it makes the images pop it is consistent with the way I work. Whether I am painting on stones, bones, wood or canvas it usually starts with a black gesso background. So I will give it a try for the blog a wee while. I did however decide to add a larger font for easier reading.
Studio NewsWork In Progress Effigy doll for shrine Box tea stained muslin, iron on transfer, embroidery (couching stitch). Need to work on the other foot and do the head.The door interiors will have stitched text on black dyed muslin. Knitting News Yarnbombing had this story about Stitches on the Bridge"All the knitted items will eventually be sold to raise money for charity".
I remember an artist criticizing and dismissing another artist for using something in his work that was from another culture because he wasn't from that culture (his parents were). I found that not only to be incredibly narrow minded, it ignored how everything can influence what we create.
My next goal is to figure out how I want to mount this, or incorporate it into an assemblage.
I am off to ponder about it
and freak out
whether I will remember the steps for thrill the world
what did I get myself into
I friend told me about this artist when she heard what I was doing. Rosemarie Beck has been translating her work into stitch a long time before I got my bright idea to do it. It is fascinating to look at her stitches and how she translated her painting style. You can see more on her website and better images than my photo from the small catalogue page (or click on the link underneath the embroidery).
Meanwhile my embroidery is coming along
AND I figured out how to attach the doors and what to use for the doorhandles on my shrine piece without spending any money. I used waxed thread to hinge the doors and two beads for the handles.
I thought this article interesting, but I don't think people ever stopped appreciating the skills that go into a work of art or craft, do you?
Has Conceptual Art Jumped the Shark Tank?
"We ought, then, to stop kidding ourselves that painstakingly developed artistic technique is passé, a value left over from our grandparents’ culture. Evidence is all around us. Even when we have lost contact with the social or religious ideas behind the arts of bygone civilizations, we are still able, as with the great bronzes or temples of Greece or ancient China, to respond directly to craftsmanship."
Okay, the jafagirls were goofing around as we yarnbombed the tree outside Art Happens in Kings Yard. Scott stopped laughing long enough to take the photo. I would have preferred knitted boobies but Nancy vetoed that, humph".
Anyway if you are in the area check out Scott and John's Gallery Art Happens.