Thursday, December 17, 2009

Enough!

I still have plenty of pieces from that cut-up pink and purple block but I'm done with this exercise. It seems to be a small piece on its own. I'm shifting gears this afternoon and maybe tomorrow I'll have renewed energy to work with the rest. I'm eager to see what Rachel does with her block!

10 comments:

Dianne Hricko said...

Nice rhythm to this piece

Eva said...

I love this short mongolian message in the middle. To me, this is about restrictions and freedom of speech.
... J said I should show my latest posting to you first...

Approachable Photos said...

Holy cow, what a difference!

This exercise you've undertaken is actually a very good reminder to me that the parts of the whole can sometimes find a more clear and startling voice when they're broken apart, than when they're allowed to sit all snuggled up and happy together.

I used to spend days painstakingly block printing, dyeing, stamping, painting and otherwise altering the surface of huge heavy watercolor papers, and then cutting them up and reassembling them again.

At the time, with no formal training or art teachers to tell me that it was a valid technique, I always felt like I was cheating a little when I could reassemble a better piece of art than the original, uncut paper ever could be on its own.

I need to remember that when I work now with fabrics and with making textile art. Thanks for the bonk of the head to jog my old lady memory. :D

Gerrie said...

For me, it is an improvement, but the pink and purple is still there!!

Hilary Metcalf said...

Great recycling and improvement Rayna - but those pink squares kind of scream to have something to tone them down - maybe a thermofax screen with text? Doesn't have to say anything in particular - the more undecipherable the better!

Diane said...

I have to be truthful...I didnt have much hope. YOu have surprised me.There is something about that shade of pink though...

queenopearls said...

I always look forward to reading your latest posts. This one is no exception. I adore your "rework" of this textile art. And then I read a painting newsletter which, to me, speaks to exactly what you are "painting" with fabric.
http://clicks.robertgenn.com/full-painting.php
Thank you Rayna! I adore your painting and style!
~Christina

kathy said...

Rayna, this looks really good! But I think I agree with the others about the pink squares....

Rayna said...

Gawd, I HATE pink. Yes, I agree also; in the light of day those big ones are right where my eyes go. Last night, they didn't look so bad in the dim light. OTOH, the piece needs a little bit of pink just to give it something off-kilter. I'll get to it when I come up for air.

Judy said...

very, very interesting! love seeing your process!

xo