I put the finishing touches on four pieces in my 10,000 Flowers series last week. I started them at the end of December, but took a two month hiatus this spring because of a heavy workshop schedule. This is the second version I have created - I wasn't satisfied with the first.
The pieces were created for the ArtCloth Mastery program that Jane Dunnewold teaches. They are based on one of my favorite poems.
I incorporated both flour paste and soy wax resists, along with multiple layers of dyeing and screenprinting and even some handpainting. The pieces are in a rayon/linen blend. The lovely look of linen with the soft drape of rayon. They are long and narrow - approximately 10 feet x 24". Below are some detail shots of the pieces.
A Cool Breeze
Two weeks ago I decided to add a fifth piece to the series to represent the last line of the poem "This is the best season of your life." It is still in progress, although I don't envision a whole lot more. I think just a little bit of copper leaf is all it needs.
The Best Season
Feels good to have them finished. Now it's time for the next project!