Thursday, February 14, 2013

7 Down, 5 To Go

With this segment, I've finished all the small ones.

Testing out an arrangement.
Not exactly what I'm looking for. 
("And what exactly are you looking for?" 
"Good question. A tree 'look', I suppose." 
"And how can you achieve that?" 
"No idea. All I know is that I don't want it to look like someone else's tree or a standard tree. I want to give the impression of a tree in a different way. A sort of meditation on the wonder of pomegranates." 
"Hmmfff. Good luck with that...")
Sorry for the intrusion of the inner critic. I can usually keep it muzzled and stuffed in a box with a padlock. The big segments will give this more weight and consistency.

Linked to Nina Marie's Off the Wall Fridays.

9 comments:

arlee said...

Puzzles and conundrums are what makes things real, true art--keep on keeping on--can't wait to see the whole!

Mo Crow said...

ah your thoughts on the tree-ness of this pomegranate piece makes me think of those polaroid collages of time in space that David Hockney did back in the 80's....
http://www.hockneypictures.com/photos/photos_collages.php

MulticoloredPieces said...

Thanks for the link, Mo. I enjoyed seeing the polaroid pictures--extremely interesting technique.

Margaret said...

Then there are the collages in fabric (and photo-printed fabric) of Sandra Meech:

http://sandrameech-art.blogspot.ca/p/new-work.html

I like your 'treeness' so far...but perhaps trimming some of the fruit's background fabric closer to the fruit would bring the fruit in closer contact with the tree...

MulticoloredPieces said...

Thanks for the link, Margaret. Sandra Meech's work is beautiful.

Actually, the brown background will eventually be cut. I'm just laying pieces on top to play around with the possibilities. Lots left to do.

Lisa said...

Figuring out the puzzle of putting it all together like it is in your head is always the most fun and frustrating part for me. I really really like your pomegranates. They are gorgeous and I'm looking forward to seeing the final project.

Deborah OHare said...

Beautiful stitching! I really love it when the thread looks like a drawn pen/pencil line.

Sylvia said...

Wonderful thread work. I am sure that you will figure out the tree. Take a break and come back to it with a fresh eye.

Carol A. Babineau said...

Well I love the pomegranates! It will be interesting to see you (the both of you) come up with. That inner voice can be a nag, but sometimes comes up with good ideas :)