Thursday, 28 February 2013

Spotted Gum - A Structures Encore

Inspired by the gorgeous book called Bark by Cedric Pollet, this is my second "bark" piece. The entire book cries out to be recreated in fabric, it is that spectacular. The book was a gift from my friend Debby who knew that it would be right up my alley. The Spotted Gum tree grows on the east coast of Australia. This piece is made mostly of batiks and my hand dyes, and is raw edge appliqued and machine quilted.

11 comments:

  1. Clever use of fabulous fabrics .......want to see more of the tree!

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  2. Brilliant. I bet you enjoyed searching and creating the fabrics and putting them together. That book is full of amazing photos I'm not surprised you were tempted - and will be again and again. Have fun.

    Hilary

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  3. I like the way you have used the fabrics, subject and the design. The book sounds great - will definitely check it out!

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  4. Your masterful approach to colour is evident here, Helena! So rich and luscious.

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  5. Trees make such wonderful textural subjects and this book sounds amazing. I love that you have reinterpreted the colour for your own piece. Beautiful!

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  6. Love the piece and love the book. Whenever I see interesting bark on a tree I always think of you.

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  7. this should also become a series in my opinion. helena's gorgeous jewel toned hand dyes and her exquisite quilting and design ideas are sure evident in this piece. make some more dear!

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  8. Super colour combination. I can't believe it's bark.

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  9. I love that this is the bark of a tree...beautiful! Love the colors and the fabrics. Love this close-up version!

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  10. The book is a great source for design for you! love the colours that you've used and your choice of quilting line.

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  11. All shapes sizes and colors make up this piece. Wonderful selection. Never boring and hackneyed

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