Saturday, June 19, 2021

Barbara James Uses Photos, Stitch, Burlap, and Roving to Give Us an Impression of the Tides.


To make Carried Away 1, I took an original photograph of a downed tree and manipulated it on the computer and had it on cotton sateen. After cutting up the fabric I then collaged and stitched my impression of the tides into a triptych mounted burlap. The representation of the tide on the bottom of the piece is made from the wool batting that was pulled from the back of work and then enhanced with wool roving that I felted onto the batting.

Saturday, June 12, 2021

Inspired by the River and What Lies Beneath When the River Recedes by Lynda Williamson


Inspired by the river and what lies beneath when the river recedes. These are 12 of the 15 in “River Series”.  Each 17” x 17” on cotton canvas, worked with earth pigments, India ink and acrylic. 

Next decision, should I mount them in floating frames?

Sunday, June 6, 2021

Lighting the World with Comfort and Joy During a Pandemic
As the sun shone brightly on the sand, patterns emerged inspiring me to create GLOBAL GUARDIAN ANGEL to light the world with comfort and joy during the pandemic. I digitally developed the photo and scanned fabrics and created a file to commercially print on silk charmeuse. This piece is traveling in a SAQA global exhibition entitled “Light the World” and will be in St. Marie Aux-Mines, France, September 2021.