Wednesday, January 16, 2013

the albatross around my neck no mo'

 And a good south wind sprung up behind;
The Albatross did follow,
And every day, for food or play,
Came to the mariner's hollo! *

the work

after 6  months agonizing this albatross is off my neck and i can get on with life.whomever said that you'll get rid of insecurities the more into your work you are is a LIAR.

Ah! well a-day! what evil looks
Had I from old and young!
Instead of the cross, the Albatross
About my neck was hung.*

those of you who visit here remember this  and the often mentioned plan A. so this is it .

some details:

left hand ¬†detail                          not quite the middle


it was all about working against  clock to complete the entry for lodz and self doubts.i cannot thank enough my friends for their support when i was turning into jello. 

 i felt this invite was somewhat like those honorary oscars for lifetime achievement therefore i wanted to include a compedium of what my work is; i'm a weaver a dyer and i also stitch although i'm not a stitcher per se. 

the weavings are small 20cms linen and silk weaves using lampas structure, brocading stamping and surface design. they are stitched to commercial linen that was painted using earth and ai pigments  then hand and machine  stitched. the concept behind is landscape within landscape within landscape from the interior to the external.

and those interested please note that the italics come from coleridge's rhyme of the ancient mariner
a favorite of mine recently revisited. but i digress so that will make another post.

neki desu
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  1. beautiful. The combination of techniques and the resulting dimension and texture.

  2. Avevo ragione ad aspettarmi un capolavoro. Molto inspiring, spero di vederlo di persona un giorno.

  3. Anonymous8:12 PM

    looks wonderful and I imagine it is spectacular "in person". A well deserved pat on the back. Great feeling to complete a major project.

  4. A beautiful piece, and the honor is well deserved.

  5. Quite simply WOW! I love the combination of bright and moody tones. Especially as seen in the third detail image, the hint of tangerine here, the fleck of lapis blue there... I'm blown away!

    And thank you for your re-re-re emerging encouragement. I'm not good at sustaining a presence!


  6. Really. This piece is astoundingly lovely. I want to touch wrap myself in it.


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