18 Jan Mirrored Mantle
In November I explored ways of honoring the work of the Drawn Mantle Makers – the children who filled the white cape with their drawn response . See blog post
Inspired by previously looking at Katharina Grosse and her draped installations in Nov ( https://spaces.oca.ac.uk/susanfarrelly/2019/11/19/the-homework-i-never-did/ ). I tessellated the photo that I took of the original object, included a crease (image 5 & 6) as a playful nod to its fabric origins and sent it off to be printed digitally on velvet. Mirroring is how we learn as babies to be in the world outside. Using mirroring in the design was important to me. Blurred sections (Image 2 & 3) where the fabric markers bled and got wet are very pleasing especially with the nap of the velvet. I have 3 mtrs to work with (there is 1 mtr shown in Image 1) and plan to assemble them into some of the geometric forms for the Mother & Baby Project. Here are some details of the printed article.
All first responses to the images greatly appreciated.