Saturday, 31 August 2013

Water Tower #3

Water Tower #3
This piece was inspired by a photo I took in Manhattan this spring, shown below. I used a scrap of hand-painted cotton to give a gradation to the windows, and low-immersion dyeing to produce a mottled sky fabric. The other cottons are all hand-dyed too.

This green was a real challenge for me, because it is so strongly suggestive of vegetation, and I didn't want to go there. I've pretty much decided that my own theme for this series will be urban architecture. I like the idea of producing a dozen pieces, all 8.5" x 11", in a rainbow of colours. We'll see.



10 comments:

  1. Well done on succeeding at escaping the vegetation connotation of green. I love the way the perspective in your work draws the eye upwards. Hilary

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  2. I love your work Heather - so simple and yet so precise. Looking forward to seeing work from your trip to the UK this summer.

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  3. The perspective is great and with the touches of green it gives it interest and draws the eye around the piece.

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  4. Your technique will make a terrific series, Heather. I like the pizazz the green adds to this piece.

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  5. I love the idea of an 'urban architecture" series as you have mastered this technique to perfection and it will be a joy watching the series grow.

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  6. Your artist's voice is so strong Heather, any colour will be a success using your technique. I love your interpretation of this photo.

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  7. Your ability to strip an image to its essentials continues to astound me. The colour palette you have chosen for this building is really strong.

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  8. Lovely. I admire how you can see beyond the colours in your photographs.

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  9. Very cool spring interpretation. Nice!

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  10. The green on the water tower creates a "surprise" in your piece. I especially like your use of a typical rectangle building with typical rectangle windows topped off with a cylindrical water tower highlighted in green. Great use of design elements and color!

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