This piece is very informal as compared to the piece, ICARA, in my last post. Having experimented with both extremes, I feel I want to find a happy medium.
I am pleased with this piece because I love the way the quilted canvas has good texture that compliments its frayed edges. I painted the canvas, quilted it and lined it … by hand…with a brown satin. The “scarf” is painted cheesecloth, ripped and stitched. The neck piece is painted and cut cotton, left quite wild.
I am lucky enough to have a DH who welded a stand for this piece. The shoulder of the stand may be a bit wide…I think it will be trimmed as not to be seen at the shoulder line…not sure yet.
My thoughts while creating this piece were: battle scarred, wild and free…”Hun-like” and earthy. BUT, on the other hand, a quilting friend suggested it is Tina Turner, wild hair and shabby chic! Art speaks in many ways!
Thanks for reading…from the studio