Saturday, January 22, 2011

Kauri Trees- Bark and Pattern

One of my favorite places in the world is the Waipoua Forest on the north island of New Zealand.  The Kauri trees surrounded by the forest are amazingly textural and their environment is magnificent.  My first view of the mighty Kauri changed the direction of my art.  My pictures taken in the forest have influenced my work since then.  Depicted here are pics from the forest and the patterns they inspired.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Mixing it Up

Mixing up textures creates amazing surfaces.  These detail pics show a variety of digital prints and other elements.  Included in the textures are: digital print on lutrudur, cheesecloth skin, canvas and silk.
Other materials: wire, recycled art quilts, dyed burlap, dyed canvas, crocheted hemp. piece fabric, dyed cheesecloth and denim. The fabrics are cut and assembled through the squares of 1/2" grid hardware cloth. The pieces are drawn through the mesh the way you would latch hook yarn to a canvas without using a latch hook.