Tuesday, March 18, 2008

venutian topography

That's the name I've given to this piece, now more or less in its final form. I photographed it before I put it under glass because I knew that would distort the picture and cause a glare. This still isn't a wonderful photo, but you'll get the idea.

After I cut the pieces apart I stitched on some Stef Francis hand dyed fiber that I had allowed to just drizzle over the piece and tacked it down where it lay. I thought they still needed something so I found the lime green mottled fabric, cut some small pieces, and frayed the edges. I hope you can click and get a closeup so you can see some detail. I decided not to stitch or otherwise finish the edges because I didn't want the pieces to look too self-contained. Since they can be seen from the back I used a mixed orange fabric for the backing. The title, Venutian Topography, occurred to me as I was thinking these pieces look a little like map insets in an atlas, but an atlas of what? Maybe Mars or Saturn would have been a better planet choice for color, but I like the word Venutian. My husband thought I was trying to say "Venetian". I had to set him straight.

Here's what it looks like framed. Excuse the glare, crooked hanging, etc. I just wanted to give you an idea of the piece finished. Happily, I have enough leftover material from this piece to make probably 3 ATCs and several inchies.

Happy Tuesday, all!


SaraLynn said...

It looks fabulous! Great job! You are so creative.

Happy Tuesday to you too!

CG said...

It's turned out really well. Well done :)

Debbi Baker said...

This has worked out wonderfully Susan!! I love it and the f=green really adds some contrast!

Kate said...

Super work, as usual! Hubbies can be really rubbish, can't they! Mine's planned lots of sorting and tidying work for over the Easter Weekend xx