Els Mommers – Series #1 – Black and white

Artist Statement: BLACK and WHITE : lock

For my DOOR images series I have been photographing a lot of old doors and I am always especially intrigued by the peeling paint. These peeling paint structures were my quilt inspiration and I wanted to use these images for exploring textile surface design techniques. For this series, I am going to continue on this path and moreover, as a kind of continuation of the door image quilts, I now want to focus on locks, keys and keyholes. I want to show the power of these details in this black and white quilt.

Technique: stenciling on fabric, painting, raw-edge applique, free motion quilting

Material: black and white cotton fabric, Markal paintsticks, fabric paint, 80/20 batting, black cotton thread

The whole process of this work can be seen on my blog:
kunamola.blogspot.com

black and white, textile surface design, lock, keyhole, peeling paint, old doors, wood pattern stencil, kunamola, black and white quilt

 

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  1. Love it and it fits so well with your doors, like the continuing ideas of locks etc, I am sure the texture is more evident in reality.

  2. carolinehiggs

    This is beautiful, I love the way that you have used the paint and stencils to create this piece to continue your work linked to doors.

  3. I looked at your techniques on your blog, very interesting ! I like how you keep your theme and stay linked with the previous series. I like the texture you got on your fabric using different medias.

  4. I know how you struggled, but the final result is stunning. A good continuing of the door-series.

  5. Great work creating textures on the fabric. Love it…

  6. joanbrailsford

    A lovely interpretation of the texture of the peeling paint, and like the way that the lock sits against the background. This is a really clever continuation of your original theme. Well done.

  7. What a great idea to continue with the door image quilts. The focus on locks, Keys and texture is quite lovely and well thought out. Good job Els!

  8. What a clever way to continue your exploration of doors…in keeping with the challenge’s parameters! I really like the wood grain effect and contrast of the lock and key, which are almost delicate.

  9. I like the way you handle this series. Changing it and yet staying true to the theme. It’s taken a grim view this time because of the black and white. It’s almost scary. Definitely powerful.

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