Tuesday, August 7, 2012
SHADOW AND LIGHT
I cringed when I heard the theme, as I instantly felt pressure to be artistic.But I figured out how to get out of this one easy.
Many hand-dyes appear to have shadow and light elements going on in them, particularly when using the "parfait" method (color #1 then soda ash, color#2 then soda ash, etc.) In this case, I froze my dyes and soda ash into ice cubes and let them melt together, producing some interesting effects.
I picked out 2 of the 12+ that I produced last month (see earlier blogpost). I liked the light elements going through them, along with the darkened areas as contrast. I prepared them into a quilted sandwich and told myself I would get back to them after my summer company left.
Shown here are befores and afters.