|Entitled, Flutter-by, art-quilt 19"x37"|
Using portrait photos of very real people, I digitally stretch and pull them into exaggerated versions of themselves. I then paint and enhance them digitally before printing the images on fabric. Once printed, I use a variety of inks or paints to further enhance the image if necessary. On the piece above I appliqued the pink cheek on the face from a piece of hand dyed fabric. In a whimsical, fairy type piece like this one, a normally proportioned human face just wouldn't have worked. As with all my work, I plug in intuitively and let the image tell me what it needs. The butterfly in her hand is three dimensional, as are a few scattered along the surface, and seem to have landed upon the art-quilt. Designed specifically for a feeling of enchantment, my only regret is that I didn't make the hand as disproportionate as the face. I feel this would have made the whole piece feel a bit more cohesive. Still the piece is a favorite among those that buy my prints.
|Entitled, Friendship, art-quilt 22"x35"|