Els Mommer – Reflections – Contemplating
At the beginning of this year, when we finally returned to Saba and all of a sudden things had even turned worse, I was looking over the ocean and reflecting on the past period. Back on our beloved island, but what does the future have in store for us?
Our son made a picture of me standing there and contemplating.
I traced the silhouette and fused it on a hand painted piece of fabric. I had doubled the fabric while painting, so the reflection of the sky is in the water below. I placed some organza on top of the water. A hand dyed lighter version of my silhouette is reflecting in the water. The land I am standing on is green hand dyed silk.
Three islands: St. Eustatius, St. Kitts and Nevis are on the horizon and the hand dyed silk sun is reflecting in the water .
Hand painting and hand dying fabric, fusing, free motion quilting, hand- and machine quilting, embroidery.
My own hand painted and hand dyed cotton and silk, organza, vliesofix (wonder under), silver metallic thread, polyester quilting thread, monofilament thread,
hand dyed cotton embroidery thread, paintsticks, gold flakes, acrylic paint, acquarel paint, 80/20 hobbs batting, commercial cotton for the back.
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