Friday, March 26, 2010

Things are happening...

More progress this week. I have worked in the bird cage area and added a series of red line grid blocks in between the bars.

This involved a lot of tedious tearing of masking tape to define the areas.

The red gives a great lift to this piece and I plan to use it elsewhere as well.

The line grid silk screen is one I made some time ago, along with another of a grid of dots. Both have been most useful elements to add to a piece. I usually mask off an area in which to screen the line grid or dots grid.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Not stuffed up yet....

A couple of 'pulling it all together' things have happened since last I blogged. I have added more colour to the centre row of spirals, followed by some black highlights. I then wanted a grid of printed dots so cut out squares from a piece of graph paper so that I wouldn't go out of alignment.

Graph paper in position and dots printed using a wine cork.

Details showing spiral additions and dots.

This week I received acceptance into the Changing Threads exhibition of contemporary fibre and textile art at The Refinery Artspace, Nelson. My successful submission is below and is from my Fibre Reactive solo exhibition last year. I loved the way it looked on the dark wall in Expressions.

© 2009 Diana Parkes, THE THREE SISTERS, dye and pigment on silk, overall size 46cm x 142cm / 18" x 56"
The exhibition is on at the Refinery Artspace in Nelson until 10 April and they promise to put the exhibition on their website so I will give you the details when this happens.