In the end I went with some suggestions and not others.
- I created another sample to look at creating tucks in the felt but this made the organza below the tucks splay out somewhat like a skirt - I lost the 'drop' of the curtain hanging which I had liked. So instead, I created the texture with thick cords couched onto the large dark felt areas.
- I added further felted shapes to the top right area, stitching tucks and folds in them, while leaving them partially loose at edges. Hanging cords continued the vertical lines of stitching throughout the hanging.
Further organza shapes were partially stitched, letting them lift off the piece, and stitched from thin cords to let them fall freely.
Finally lacy versions of the shape were applied to the bottom right edge to suggest fading and transformation.
|12.21 Hanging seen from reverse through open doorway|
I'm pleased to say that I met my deadline to complete this and it took its place in the lovely display yesterday on opening night.
The supporting statement read
dyed merino wool, dyed silk organza, 1m x 2m
“Change is the only evidence of life” E Waugh
Images are often captured memories of a subject which is constantly changing and evolving with the passage of time.
In Transience I have played with merino wool and silk organza; with opacity and translucency, to express the evolution of one image into another. The transience of a childhood reflection is not mourned but celebrated as the next stage of life is entered.
The exhibition runs now until 29 Sept and for those that cannot get to see it, I shall have more photos up on my designs facebook page in due course.