Friday, March 13, 2009

Earth Layers

I just finished a piece that'll be going into a show in April and May at the Firbreworks Gallery in Pender Harbour BC http://www.gunboatbaylodge.com/fibreworks.html
I'm a member of the Fibre Arts Network http://www.fibreartnetwork.com/ and our show is entitled Elements. I chose to interpret two of the "traditional" four elements, earth, wind, fire and water. Earth Layers was inspired by an article in a recent National Geographic magazine that discussed the degradation and erosion of soil in different parts of the world. Some of the photos showed cut-aways through the layers that feed and nourish the pplants above.


I used hand and machine stitching, hand dyed fabrics that had been discharged and then painted. There are beads in the piece as well have distressed fabrics. All in all, I am pleased with the work.

5 comments:

tiedyejudy said...

Susan, your piece is wonderful! I'm an 'earth' person, and really appreciate the layers you have created in your image. Well done!

Triskit said...

Wow, Wow, Wow! This piece is gorgeous! I Love the depth and layers. Great job Susan.

Connie Rose said...

That piece is really beautiful, Susan!

Laura said...

Hi Susan
Thanks for sharing. I hope I'll get to see the detail up close at FAD.

Anonymous said...

i love your earthy piece and your color sense!
Sonja