March 22, 2013

A New Textile: "Four Diamonds"


Four Diamonds, hand dyed wool on linen, 10 x 10 in.


This piece is another in my series of textiles with designs based on patterns, on repetitions of shapes (below, you can see four others in the series). I began with four diamonds centered on squares and chose colors based very loosely on Islamic tiles, thinking turquoise, dark turquoise and gold, but the dye color came out a bit differently––more greenish––than I expected. A bigger surprise came with the alternated background colors: 


Four Diamonds detail


A shape at the center was created that demanded attention, flipping from a negative to a positive shape, a broken diamond made up of four triangles; it was a shape that I didn't notice at all until the piece was completed, a bonus which had me confused as to how many diamonds I had, four or five? 




Here are four other works in the pattern series, all 10 inches square.


2 comments:

  1. Lovely. It is certainly a meditation to watch it change and grow.

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