Sunday, June 1, 2008

Droplets

This is "Droplets", my 12x12 water quilt. I took a picture of dew droplets some time ago in my garden. I liked it so much that I played a lot with it on the computer. For this quilt, the manipulated image was printed on banana paper. I then bonded the paper on homedyed blue green fabric. The background fabric is also homedyed. I added a few silvery beads, because they made me think of tiny droplets.
Here's a detail of the quilt...
More pictures on my blog very soon...

10 comments:

Kristin L said...

Your work is always so clean and graceful. I love the little silver beads. I was drawn to them right away as a compliment to the droplets in the photos.

StegArt said...

Banana paper sounds very interesting. Just the name of it is intriguing. I like the composition and of course your hand dyes are always beautiful.

Diane said...

Yes, I like the graphic look of this a lot too ... and the lines and squares are a very strong compliment to the soft grass and droplet shapes.

The little droplet beads are the perfect addition.

Gerrie said...

I love the calm and serene feel of this. Like Kristin, I was drawn to the bead droplets. You have a nice triadic composition, too.

Karen said...

Francoise, This is truly a calm water piece. I really like how the beads add so much to the whole work without being the least bit overwhelming. Wonderful quilt.

Terry said...

Your composition, color and subject feel very Asian to me. This is like a quiet, simple, but expressive haiku.

Karen said...

I agree with Terry, this piece feels very asian in its composition and I love all things Asian!

Nikki said...

The imagery is intreging! I love the textrue of the banana paper and want to see more. Your beautiful hand dyes add to the watery texture of "Droplets." Love the subtle touch of the seed beads.

Brenda said...

I'm intrigued by the brown background. After a prolonged drought, this is precisely the colour of many an Australian garden lawn! Your droplets are as exquisite as they first appeared in your photos and the beading is inspired.

Helen Conway said...

I like the way the eye is moved around the composition and am intrgiued by the combination of paper and fabric .. another technique I have learned about and added to my list to try. Why paper at all? Why banana paper?