April 25, 2011

Lil'Art - Cube 'FLY'

To commemorate 10 years of the Lil'Art art fair - the organisers are going to have a metal structure within which cardboard cubes are suspended to spell out LIL ART.  Each artist got a cardboard cube to decorate as they wish.

I've just finished mine.

They need to have access to the inside of the box in order to fit in the metal suspensions, so the back is tied with button 'feet'..
and I had fun doing the 'hairs' with plastic rope :)

The 'raw' cardboard box, and the batiks with the first colours waxed in.

April 19, 2011

croark 2..

on cotton
approx 47 x 62cm

staying in the 3D experiment..
I'm discovering that its fun to try and balance out the acutal controlled volume and then the random 'wrinkles'

April 10, 2011


on cotton
approx - 50x60cm

I decided to have fun and experiment with giving 'real' volume to the batiks..
this consists of raising up areas with acrylic fiber stuffing, and with folds and stitches..

Its nice to break away from flat surfaces and use the fact that batik is fabric

Someone told me recently that green is a very difficult colour to like; so I made this all green (to see).. :)