Monday, February 10, 2014

New Textile Constructions


Untitled #1 - Terry Jarrard-Dimond
13" x 13" - Fabric - Cording - Monoprinted - Painted and Stitched



My week began with an idea for a new large work.  I pulled my materials together but the materials did not live up to my idea.  As I sat in my studio pondering how to get started I became aware of a small unfinished work which had been floating around my studio for some time.  I decided to work on this small piece while thinking over the "big" work.  The result of that small effort is pictured as Untitled #1. (I will give this work and the others in this series titles a little later as I don't like the use of "untitled".) 

I put the phrase small effort in italics because while the sewing together of this construction was quick, the development of the component parts took a good deal of work.  Some of the fabric was monoprinted with dye while some was created with charcoal, pencil and textile medium.  Much of the fabric has cording stitched across the surface and then painted with acrylic paint.





Untitled #2 - Terry Jarrard-Dimond
13" x 13" - Fabric - Cording - Monoprinted - Painted and Stitched



After completing Untitled #1 I thought of a large piece of fabric I had which had been developed in a very similar way and was languishing in a storage closet.  I retrieved that fabric along with a small stash of remnants of manipulated fabric and began to create a series of new small works.





Untitled #3 - Terry Jarrard-Dimond
13" x 13" - Fabric - Cording - Monoprinted - Painted and Stitched


I've written recently about remounting some of my older pieces in a new manner but I've decided that these works will be mounted flat with a mat and put under glass.  The pieces are very organic but they are not precious.  They "want" to be flat.  I haven't made a decision at this point what type of frame will work best.

I have more of these materials I plan to continue with this series.

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6 comments:

  1. wow! these are gorgeous! you should be blocked and frustrated more often, if this is what comes out of it.

    I agree that these pieces will do well flat, but why do they want to be behind glass? I would have thought that the 3-D texture would want to be more visible.

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    1. This surface is very stiff and not especially nice to the touch plus I like the protection the glass gives to a work like this over time....dust is the enemy.

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  2. Love your use of the cording and the elegant organic feel it gives to the work.

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    1. Thanks Sue. The work does have an organic feel. Some pieces look like ariel views while some are vistas, air currents etc.

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    1. Thank you Connie. I'm enjoying the smaller size of the work as well as the work as a whole.

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