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.
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.