Peaks And Valleys '2' is underway. I have not named this work yet as it is still in production but, I can you tell that the inspiration for this piece is summer and all it has to offer in my neck of the woods. Hillsides, meadows, and slopes blanketed with tall grass and wild flowers, lakes and streams, blue skies, sprinkled with fond childhood memories filled with summer fun!
When I began this piece, I had formulated a color palette and auditioned fabrics that I thought might work. I initially constructed a couple of pieces and placed them up on my design wall.
I could see right away what was missing and continued to create my 'fabric' that would get sliced and cut.
Piece number 2 in my series work has so far proven to be the stepping off and moving forward point from what I learned from the first composition in the series. This piece is no exception. I continued to construct more pieces adding them to my design wall.
At this point I decided to commit and sew a few parts together. One thing that I have focused on with this piece from the first composition in my series is a stronger delineation of the 60 degree angle. I also determined that I needed to 'tidy' some things up.
Speaking of being tidy, here is a peak at my studio when I am in the throws of design:
I always start out with what appears to be semblance and order in my work area. However by the end of a few sessions working diligently, chaos often times wins!
This is how things are shaping up today:
I moved some things around, made some commitments and have sewn many of the parts together. I am now concentrating on the design moving 'out' directionally both right and left. In addition, I am also trying to determine the height of this piece and how big it will grow. This is a common dilemma I often face.... Currently, the height is right around 48". The next question I am asking myself is how will I run the design and color palette off the edges?
At this point, I am feeling good about moving forward with the design and construction especially after I was able to clean things up a bit. I hope to complete this piece perhaps by the end of September... we shall see!
Peaks And Valleys, a metaphor on life!
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