Monday, February 15, 2010

High Cotton


This is a piece I did yesterday. I wish all my quilts were this fast from original design idea to finished piece. Raw silk, painted, dyed, stamped, stencilled. I first painted the sky with thinned latex, then moved on to the cotton field. Procion and Dylon dye powders sifted onto the wet fabric, a torn strip of paper for a resist to make the furrows, then stamping green dye on with a nylon bath scrubbie. The cotton is white Scribbles fabric paint stamped with a piece of bubble wrap. Crayons, markers and some dye for the tree line then a little thread painting to define the trees. Mounted on an old window frame. The bottom two center panes are gone, but the rest of the panes of glass are intact, including a BB hole in one of them. Total size 36"x32". If this doesn't sell by then it will be going to the Juke Joint Festival with me in Clarksdale in April.

2 comments:

Karoda said...

every time i see old window panes on craigslist i think "i should get them", because i just like them...yours works well with the quilt image!

Gena said...

I just love the Juke Joint Festival. I claim Hamilton, MS as my home now, but I am originally from the Tupelo/Saltillo area. Your work is beautiful!