October 6, 2012

A New Textile: "Shield"

Shield, hand dyed wool on linen, 12 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. 

In this new work I've gone back to an idea I used once before––see Arch and Point below––of an illusionistic form in front of a flat shape; I can probably say that these two works are the beginning of a new series. The sense of volume is enhanced by the shape's move into surrounding space, not held in place by a rectangle.

Arch and Point, hand dyed wool on linen, 12 x 10 in.

The medium of rug hooking allows for this shape shifting.

Shield, detail

In this detail you can see the irregularity of the color and value shifts; although the transitions aren't smooth, I think the illusion of a rounded form moving from light to dark is fairly effective. 

***I am going to see my family on Sunday and my blogging schedule in the near future will be uncertain. I hope you all have a beautiful Fall until I next see you.


  1. Really love that first one, Shield, especially!

  2. These are very well done. I like the gradation of color. They look moving.

  3. I like this piece so very much. The gradation in value not only makes the forward shape three dimensional, it also seems to make it translucent. Rather amazing what a small change of value can do.