The space within becomes the reality of the building.
~Frank Lloyd Wright
My 12 x 12 groups's challenge for this quarter was "Structure". "Structure" can mean many things; for me, from my nerdy engineering side, I thought first of building structures.
I went to Google, looking for structures and the photo below spoke to me.
Below is a photo of my piece in process; it is tough to see all of the layers. I pieced fabric, sewed additional lines, rubbed metallic wax on it, covered it with tulle, and then added the two circular appliques. I knew I needed to add one more layer of stronger supports, but was not sure how I would layer them on.
I took a photo of the work-in-process and printed out six copies; I took a white colored pencil and began experimenting with how the final layer would look. Finally, I could add the velvet thread to finish it!
I wanted this work to be dark and steely, but thought that one pop of color was needed, so a citrine colored velvet puff was added. Below is my finished piece, entitled, "Industrial Pop". Enjoy!