Thursday, September 24, 2009

Another Trash Walk Through My Studio

Hi, another Thursday, another Trash Walk.
You asked for photos of the whole pieces, so here you are: Prayers I and Prayers II: These art quilts were both done on cotton cloth; mostly reverse applique, then embellished with either sterling silver or 14K goldfill beads, then glass beads and various bits of reconfigured trash. They are each about 43" x 9" (1.25 x .25m). This week's detail pics come from Prayers I.
Here in the first close-up is a silver colored, plastic wrapper from a printer ink, cut to shape and fit to shape the triangle that I had made, and then sewn on with silver thread.
These lovely stars were cut from black vegetable tray foam with a little polymer clay cookie cutter. It actually only impressed the foam. I had to go back and finish cutting with a craft knife.Next is a row of CD drops.A chip cut from the top of an oatmeal box.Another little glass vial with a teatag saying in it.
A feather shape cut from that silver plastic, this time slightly etched with a dull pencil for texture, and sewn again with silver thread.

A curious couple of lines: the top one has tiny squares of blue packaging held on with one size 11 seed bead each. The bottom one has silver beads bracketing a piece of packaging wire that I wound around a pencil then fanned into shape.More packaging black plastic with silver beads to hold it on.And lastly an applique web with the silver nibs from some pens.

I loved making these. Maybe I will make some more someday.

I have more to show you so stop by next Thursday, O.K.?


Rachel Murphree said...

these are so cool! thanks for the closeups

Dianne said...

Absolutely marvelous! gorgeous texture created by all the various found pieces...can I add your site to my bloglist? want to be able to stop back often...

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I love what you have used in these; the whole of the pieces works so well and then the close ups and details about the recycled items---wow!
I have a ton of CDs from the mail that I have stashed and knew they were waiting for *something*....the right time, the right project.....
This is inspiration!
Great work!


Robin said...

These are amazing and gorgeous... Such a wonderful blending of collage techniques! Love the long narrow shape of the finished pieces. I'm all for "trash walks!"