To stitch or not to stitch
I had a good rake through my materials in the shed at home and found lots of material to recycle into new pieces for either auctioning off for ARC or making into new bigger pieces for the Hangar Gallery/Cockenzie House shop.
A lot of material to re-use came from research and development work comprising intaglio print or other forms of printing. Their surfaces allow for play and I have been experimenting using embroidery thread. I have gone down this route before and like the fact that stitching in this way acts as highlights for certain aspects of a composition whilst adding colour and texture. It is hard not to get carried away however ...
This is a small print made during a project at ECA documenting the fading of a small pottery fragment. The detail of flowers, hatching and parallel lines all come from the decoration of the fragment. It is meant to evoke the sea shore and its link with the land.
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Carol E Duff