Saturday, January 24, 2015

"It's A Long Story" /Part 2


When I decided to add textile to my show I wasn't sure what I wanted to do. So I started just by playing. Rusting many ,many pieces of fabric. No rules just any combination of rusty things I felt like at the moment. Over several months of printing I had an interesting collection and learned a lot about rust printing in the process. However still didn't know exactly what I was gonna do with them.


One hot summer day while driving we saw a garage sale sign, after debating should we check it out...we were feeling very lazy with the heat, we stopped. On the end of the driveway next to the free stuff was this typewriter. Not the most exciting one I've yearned for ,but it caught my eye. It wasn't old enough or rare enough it didn't work and frankly had a smell, but the spell had been casted and the owner know it. He told me the story, it belonged to his father who was a war correspondent, he used the typewriter for his work. The owner and his companion were jovial, talkative people, who were not gonna let me leave without the typewriter despite my protest and better judgement (what was I gonna do with this thing?)

It's a Long Story



















Monday, January 19, 2015

Rust Printing on Cotton/ Part1

  There is something about fabric... the delicacy of the individual threads woven together to create a strong surface to imprint our dreams on, which I love to look at, feel, and create with. It is such an inseparable part of our lives in many ways.
 When putting together my "Reflections in Rust" show I felt it would be incomplete without some fabric pieces. I thought it would be interesting to post about creating those pieces here over the next couple of posts.

 I first did a  lot of rust printing. Some just playing, randomly placing rusty bits on the fabric or wrapping it in the fabric.  Others involved some planning. Below is a rusty Jackson Pollack style piece:)





Some pieces instantly shouted to be embroidered on.




Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Q1 Gallery Show







My son Riaz took some beautiful photos of the Q1 Gallery show. It is on till Dec. 29th if you are in the area.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Some Small Pieces


Pieces up on the shelf waiting for the day( Reflection of Rust opens Dec. 4th).  Not all is done, I have a lot of finishing to do and I may have to edit a few pieces I just can't finish. The problem is when you are creating the ideas multiple. Which is why if you are ever in a stump you must just get busy doing something. This is not my problem now. I have to reign in the ideas and stop creating so I can do finishing....you must focus on framing , you must focus on framing....this is my motto for now.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Working Toward Q.arma Show


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I have been sooo busy getting everything done for my show in Dec. at the Q.arma Buildings, Q1 Gallery!