Wednesday, January 5, 2011

New Work - Fall Fence Landscape

After being totally inspired by the colors of the leaves contrasting with the sky at dusk this past fall, I've created Fall Fence Landscape. It measures 12" x 6' x .75", and is made of six 12" x 12" x .75" panels that can be displayed either touching each other, or with a little space between them. Shown above is the six with the space between them.

This work was created by my monoprinting the texture of a plastic mesh garden fence on six pieces of fabric, and then filling in 6216 +/- 1/2" x 3/8" rectangles with paint. Then I stitched the grids with black thread to add texture and better highlight the grids. All of it was very b-o-r-i-n-g to do, but well worth it now that it's done.

After all of the painting and stitching was finished, I cut the fabric up, rearranged it, sewed it back together in six pieces, mounted it on the boards, and added a few collage fabric strips as needed to fix the transitions and balance.

If you want to read more about it, follow this link backward.

Thanks to NPR and All My Children for the entertainment!.

Because the image of Fall Fence Landscape is so small and compact above, here are each of the six panels up close and personal: