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Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Silk photo scarf.........

When you work in a particular medium everyday it becomes your main focus.
I am so busy working in antique stampings, pressed glass and researching I sometimes forget how pleasurable it is to work in other mediums.
I love textiles, texture, to be exact. I collect fabrics when venturing around the city and globe. Some have been inherited from my step-grandmother who was an amazing seamstress. She made clothing out of necessity. Her short stature just didn't quite fit into the ready to wear items sold in stores. Whether it was German mohair, one of the first mass produced double knits in a koi fish print (I recently gifted this to my fashion designer colleague for his upcoming swimwear collection) or various remnants of vintage bolts she kept them all perfectly organized in a cedar lined closet. It was magical in there.

I greatly miss still life and experimental photography as well. Creating a narrative or vignette out of found then arranged items gives me unexplicable pleasure.
I combined these loves of mine into "tattered" artist scarves. I took 5 designs with me to my last show and received much positive feedback.
Now if I can pull myself away from those pieces of brass and glass....I might just make more.
100% Exotic Silk-Hand Dyed-Tattered Vintage Fabrics-Artists Photograph

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