Friday, February 10, 2006

Kinda interesting to me

I did the thread drawing yesterday of Willie Cole.  Dscn1271   I added colouring with caran d'arche watercolour crayons to the face and the circle and crawly motifs were cut from a handkercheif someone gave me a souvenir from their trip to Australia.  The face with the sewn on red fabric is a seperate piece with a backing that will be attached to a background. he lighter piece I'm considering for the background...both the red and the yellowish/greenish fabrics are from Mary's (Quiltstudio77) scraps.  This might be Feb. journal quilt but I might make it larger, undecided at this time.  I'm calling it The Iron King.  Willie Cole makes sculptures from discarded irons and also scorches layers of paper and fabric with irons and then takes the scorched images to create totally new images.  You can see a demonstration of him doing that on the link provided 4 posts below this one.



9 comments:

  1. I really, really like this. The colors, the layout - it is so cool!

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  2. I like this, too. You are on a roll, K !

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  3. I love how the shapes and textured dots of the aboriginal motifs play against the shapes and textures of the thread-painted features. Very cool, Karoda!

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  4. The choice of your colors attracts me, the coils and the snakes move well together, Very nice! I am glad to discover your blog!

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  5. You have been really in the zone! I really like the portrait (and also the lovely angel piece, you made it come alive). The portrait is more exciting though, because it is all yours start to finish. A wonderful collage and so expressive. Jen

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  6. Karoda,
    It is wonderful! I am so honored that you used my fabric...I didn't even recognize it at first... You are something else...I love the aboriginal motifs! You go girl!

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  7. I shall just ditto everyone else. The combination of alll elements make for such an interesting piece. I hope you post it again when it's completed.

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  8. Karen, you need to send this picture to Willie Cole! It's wonderful. I am always amazed at what we can do with other people's scraps! What a cool piece this is.

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