I had plenty of source material in the form of the tree formations, fruit and flower shapes / textures but how to bring them together in a designed hanging was eluding me.
|11.13 Inspiration board|
|11.14a texture and colours of tree trunk|
-the grittiness on the surface actually came from the pharmaceutical product which swells a bit like a gel when added to water but leaves the residue when dries
|11.15 used a Paisley pattern wood block stamped in molding paste to give some relief - a nod to the Indian origins of the product|
|11.17 liked the allusion to a network of tree branches|
My plan is to create a lace structure as backdrop probably in wool in order to incorporate various fibres and yarns in the felting process. There may be 2 layers of this to give depth.
I have been considering the floral aspect of this and looking at shapes other than the flower itself eg. sailing boat motif (company logo) or a motif resembling the Paisley pattern as in 11.21 to bring in the Indian connection.
|11.21 paisley pattern inspired motif in cutwork lace|
I'm also suggesting making motifs out of my coloured drawings, Indian newspaper script or even photos of the plant itself. These printed onto translucent sheer fabric or a thin layer of liquid polymer clay could be cut out, stitched into and onto the felt backing, along with shisha mirrors or mosaic tiles to add a 'floral tribute'.
|11.22 Printed liquid polymer clay|