|Perennial Garden with Vintage Chair Back|
encaustic monotype and collage on paper with hand stitching
My time is split, and not evenly split, between working in the gardens and my studio.
I am still working on the sewing ritual series. At this point there are 25 pieces that I plan to sew together.
I have a few more of the individual pieces to hand stitch and then I can arrange them making one larger overall piece.
Presentation of this will take some thought.
It will depend upon how transparent the final work is and whether it is important to see that transparency in a 2D work that needs to be mounted to something. Mat board? Framed? Free floating? TBD
Some of these small pieces are taking on a landscape feel, as this one does.
That is kind of unavoidable once you emphasis a horizontal line that becomes that separation between land and sky or sea and sky. The sewing is totally intuitive and playful. As I was thinking about the work this morning it is also somewhat quilt like with these individual blocks that have a common color palette but random stitching.
Fingers crossed that they will be a cohesive work in the end!