Tuesday, November 18, 2014

A.Maiz.Ing

This is my newest work. It began with a photo I took in Stowe, Vermont a few years ago. I was walking along a path by the river and looked up to see corn silhouetted against a bright blue sky. The image percolated for a few years until I determined how to present it in fiber.

Each of the visible layers is actually many manipulated layers. The backgrounds were constructed. The colors and textures were built. The maize contrasted, masked and saturated. Finally each of the parts was printed and the entire piece was assembled and quilted. I really like this process.

12 comments:

Judy said...

Elaine, this is wonderful, it's so interesting besides just beautiful.

judy momenzadeh said...

This is so beautiful and interesting. I really like the contrast between the background and foreground. Very Nice!

Norma Schlager said...

What a beautiful example of using a photo as inspiration!

Frieda Oxenham said...

One of the things I enjoyed about the discussion on Quiltart are the links back to beautiful art. So pleased I got to see this!

Charlotte said...

Lovely! Great blog too - simple with just enough info. Thanks for posting to Quiltart and I will follow by email.

Kit Lang said...

Beautiful! (Here from QuiltArt)

gail myr said...

Great perspective. Love your point of view! (from QA too)

jyafiberarts.blogspot.com said...

Isn't great how we all interpret what we see! This is lovely!

Jody said...

What a great piece! Very nicely done!

Robin said...

Turned out great!! This is what photos are for!

Valerie Wilson said...

I love the depth that you have created in this piece!

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful piece. Your inner creativeness must be purring!
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