Ever have a piece that makes you feel totally free and empowered while working on it? This is that piece for me. I was excited every step of the way! I need to finish it so that it can be hung for display week after next at the 2nd Annual African American Quilt Design Symposium. The title is Inner Liberation named after the sense of freedom and joy I felt when working on it. This piece reflects where I want to grow as a quilt artist and I was on a natural high while working on it.
It is a commercial discharge fabric heavily quilted and couched with silk threads, a pieces of painted tulle,foil, glitter paint wash, and a little bit of shiva paint stick in white. I am trying to figure out how to attach the copper wire with the dangling metal circles from the bottom of this piece. After that I will attach a sleeve. I considered attaching some of the metal circles in clusters on the surface but they wasn't as appealing as I hoped so nixed that idea. I thought about having it framed in a shadow box later without the glass so that it can still be touched. I made 2 postcards just like this after I started this piece and plan to do another one similiar but in a rectangle about 12"x32" or so. This piece measures 16.25"x16.25" with uneven edges. I just attached the backing after not touching it for about a month. I had to decide if it was completely finished with layers and it is, because it didn't ask me for more.
I've got to go pick up my petites from the library. Peace.