I could continue making marks on paper and manipulating surfaces forever but I felt I should bring ideas of fabric and thread into my thinking.
I looked at a sample fragment from a recent piece that suggested a possible connection with the mass of small marks in my drawings, masses of tiny ripped photo fragments that had been stitched together in long ‘strings’ making a lacy structure. The distance between the photo fragments could be altered to give variety to the density of the mass. Also other fragments could be stitched together in ‘strings’.
Another previous method to suggest movement was made on multiple layers of the same image, cut into narrow bands and fragmented alluding to a refracted image. The silk organza pieces were painted with sweeping lines and when dry layered and threaded together with long stitches that went right through all the layers. I had a bit of fun getting the camera close into dramatic angles of this sample suspended on a window to show the interesting effects photographically which are disappointing in reality.
Onwards to explore another way of layering these fabric pieces. I undid the stitches and started again. This time I folded each piece in half and threaded the folded pieces together as in a book. The movement was more evident in this formation but perhaps too much!
An interlude to look at the delightful ‘avocado rolls’ by Alice Fox http://www.alicefox.co.uk/ and I thought I would roll a strip and double dip dye in the sunset colours of a drawing. Although I haven’t developed this dyed strip of linen scrim yet, it’s waiting for that special moment of time for me to manipulate it in some way. I like the way this long strip of fabric creates it’s own sweep just by being there. Now this thought offers something!