Wednesday 8 December 2010

Body Painted Female on Canvas

After finishing my Ilatmul wall hanging, I tidied up my studio, sorted the fabrics, put the paints together and created a sizable bag of small bits to recycle. This and the fact that next week Susan, Gina, Ricky and myself will be getting together for a making session has set me off thinking about what my next project will be. I am thinking that it might involve working in 3D. This all sounds very exciting and I can't wait. While sorting out of the studio I came across this mixed media painting which is now hanging on a wall instead of in storage.

It was inspired by my interest in body decoration and rituals. I am now also on a mission to use the materials I have instead of giving in to the urge of buying more as I am running out of storage space. Wish me luck there.

Thursday 2 December 2010

I have just about finished the Ilatmul wall hanging. It measures approximately 2m long and requires a large space to hang it. I like the finished design but I am not totally happy with the way it hangs / sits on the wall. The fabric is not as rigid as I would like it to be so to resolve that I am thinking of using either a liquid fabric stiffener on the back or sewing it onto another piece of vilene. Tomorrow I will conduct a few experiments to fix it.

What will I do next? Preparations for Christmas? Probably not.