Wednesday, 11 April 2012
let the light in
A small book of Saints
This is a mixed media collage - made into a simple folding book of three panels. This piece is inspired by interest in early church paintings, but has a contemporary, handmade, primitive and abstracted feel to it. Rather like a tiny travelling altar, if you like. I've used monoprint drawings on yellowed paper from old books and have combined with my own natural-dye fabrics, and with stitch.
Held to the light, as you can see, the little book has a warm feel and light comes through the many tiny stitch holes, giving the piece a slightly different dynamic. This is something I would like to work with more perhaps - the possibilities of light through paper, combined with stitch....
A small book... will be in my shop update tomorrow.