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I have an ongoing admiration for the art of Ben Nicholson and at first I thought of revisiting my earlier homage to his plain white pieces with circles and squares/rectangles. My piece below is a whole cloth and 8" square. I was experimenting with trying to achieve the impression of the different layers by how spaced my stitching was. The strange thing is that the camera turns the layers round: the stitched areas are 'lower' than the unstitched area. Two more pieces can be seen here
Homage to Ben Nicholson 01
My next idea was a piece where I was going to use white paint on top of a collaged background inspired by another of his pieces. But what I ended up doing is this piece.
The White Saucer
It is a mixture of piecing and appliqué. What I learn from his art is mostly composition but also tonal value. There are commercial cottons, hand-dyes and the wonderful grey/white stripy fabric was a gift from a friend, Margaret, and is a printed version of her journeys on the London Underground where she allowed her pen to jiggle along in her notebook between stations. Really quite pleased with this piece.