We move forward from two successful exhibitions in 2016 in Prague and in the USA to the challenge of an exhibition in the Netherlands in the Autumn. We continue to work on A2 sized pieces in portrait format and will be producing four pieces over the year with the theme of 'Freedom'. An essential part of our art is working in series to a common format which does give us all a framework for our creative endeavours.
Sunday, 26 January 2014
A Twist of Lemon
A Twist of Lemon – January 2014
For my quilts this year, I have decided to depict fruit and vegetables that grow in the “Earth” around where I live here in the south of France.
Lemons are one of the citrus fruits that grow very well especially along the coast on the Côte d'Azur near the town of Menton and one can buy all sorts of products based on the lemon.
I also want to include more of my own fabric, stencilled and stamped using the Gelli plate, as well as more hand embroidery. I am a fan of Jane LaFazio's work, an artist from San Diego, and have taken some inspiration from her.
I first produced lemon related drawings, made some stencils and masks and played for an afternoon producing a pile of fabric from which I selected pieces I wanted to use. I made a slice of lemon from evolon and felt and printed on fabric some information about lemons.
Putting all this together was fun and I always enjoy hand embroidery.