Monday, March 3, 2014

Magnificent magnolia...

Today I began a new work and a slightly new approach, in reclaimed textiles - reinterpreting a magnificent Magnolia grandiflora, painted in 1743 by Georg Dionysius Ehret (1708-70). I'm using my well worn relief-assemblage technique, but the image is cropped and will fill the whole picture plane. I'm also using whole flower and other motifs to build the image, rather than dissecting them into tiny fragments as I have done in previous works. Hopefully this will be a less painstaking, and slightly quicker process than in the past.

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