Well over a year ago I started a large piece called Beyond Dark Spaces, based on a mix of a jungle theme with elements of Baroque architecture. I’m not sure why I let it sit under my table for a year, but I need a large piece for an exhibition and don’t have time to start another due to other projects, so out it came and I am quite excited about it all over again. I’ve decided to add some organza shapes in black, grey and white to introduce, hopefully, a look of fractured light on its surface. This will mean quite a lot more stitching on each of the nine pieces; here are a few images of work in progress. I still haven’t decided how to finish and mount the pieces; it will be one large piece made from these components. I would like to introduce some other elements such as plastics or metals, but I’ll see what the work decides.
Some of the pieces on the table. Each is about 60 x 45 cm.
The same thing but at a cheeky angle.
A close up showing the shadowy organzas. Some are very cheap from the rag market here in Birmingham, and some are silk, not so cheap. When they are on the piece they don’t look that different, but the silk is more pleasant to use.
A flying lizard and his shadow. I have written some text for this piece, which I may incorporate, when I can actually find it.