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The Whole Series
  Creating a photograph and or painting from fabric was a challenge I gave myself a few years back. The Whole Series has also given me the freedom to experiment with the dyeing process, specifically with “over dyeing” (2 or 3 times) to add depth and color to the fabric pieces. I start with a whole piece of fabric that I treat as a canvas. A piece of tulle is added to defuse and secure the background. Then I create a detail picture on top by layering individual shapes and forms as found in nature, creating both depth and space. Each piece dictates the construction techniques and type of fabric used.

My first exploration of using very small and different colors of fabric to create a very painterly or realistic background. Layering on a piece of netting keeps the fabric pieces in place; the actual design is then placed on top.


 
  • Asters Dancing in the Breeze
    2003 - 19" x 24" (each)
  • The Whole I
    Yellow Flowers 1
    2004 - 29" x 39"
  • The Whole II
    Orange Flowers
    2004 - 35.5" x 35.5"
  • The Whole III
    Butterfly with Flower
    2005 - 29" x 40"
  • The Whole IV
    Orchid
    2005 - 35" x 44"
  • The Whole V
    Iris
    2005 - 29.5" x 37.5"
  • The Whole VI
    Daylilly
    2005 - 33" x 35"
  • The Whole VII
    Thistle
    2006 - 30" x 38"
  • The Whole VIII
    Yellow Flowers 2
    2006 - 31" x 39.5"
  • The Whole X
    Yellow Flowers
    2006 - 18" x 25.5"
  • The Whole XI
    Scioto River Park
    2006 - 19.5" x 25.5"
  • The Whole XII
    Scioto River
    2006 - 19.5" x 24.5"
  • The Whole XIII
    Scioto River Antler Tree
    2006 - 32" x 43"
  • The Whole XIV
    Scioto River II
    2007 - 19" x 24.5"
  • The Whole XV
    Scioto River
    2007 - 31" X 34"