|Vision Gallery - Postcard 2017|
The textile piece was inspired by a book called The Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys. The Sargasso Sea is known for it’s aqua blue waters and golden Sargasso kelp. The color palette was chosen to reflect those vivid colors of the region. Each panel was created to mimic the tidal movements of the sea and to mimic the currents of the ocean. The panels are interconnected through the basic design element of line which was emphasized by applying paint and hand stitch.
When I composed this piece I was drawn to experimenting with the nature of dying and over dying fabric. I used the circle as a repetitive motif throughout and within the corresponding panels. I also experimented with paint to highlight patterns created by the dyed resist. Hand stitch was added to echo the painted imprints. In the largest panel, different size and type threads were used to convey the fluidity of water.
Techniques: Hand dying of textiles, fabric painted, machine constructed and hand stitched texture.