In my previous post I referred to how Pinterest images often speak to me about interpretations in stitch even though they may not be textiles or stitch at all. A while ago I noticed this image of a work by Jeffrey Allen Price of NY, USA, and pinned it to my ‘Grids!’ Pinterest board:
I followed the link to the person who pinned it in 2013, and then looked at the artist’s website. My computer wouldn’t open some of the sections, but in one of the thumbnail captions I noticed the word ‘rustagrams’ which I think is a pretty neat term for rusted fabric, a popular technique in textile art at the moment.
Now the circle within a square is one of those compositions as old as Time itself, widely used by quilt makers, fibre and textile artists and others working in all kinds of media. I myself used it in this diptych:
Anyway, though I initially pinned Allen’s image because I love grid layouts, and though I’m sure the surface markings are hand painted, what that work now says to me is “sheers + stitch embellishment”, which’s what I am going to explore in my next exploration. Considering the small size, I’ll do a trial of maybe 9 x 1″ squares of silk and maybe other organzas (nylon lift fairly soon after fusing, but are fine if they’re stitched down – see the final pic in the last post.) Under each of those will be a gold lame circle. I think it will work well, but if it’s just too fiddly I’ll do 4 x 1.5in squares. The stitch embellishment will depend partly on the background I put those pieces onto, and I need a change from black.