Caro Higgs – P
P for Pisa
Inspiration: My inspiration is obviously the leaning tower and continues my theme of places I have visited.
Continuing in snapshot form. I wanted to produced something that had layers. The leaning tower of Pisa is a real cliché but I took a photo from behind the tower which is not the usual view. I have not been precise with the black and white stonework which wasn’t overly obvious in the photo, it was the form that interested me the most. The outer part of the tower was cut separately and added after I had worked the main part of the building. The tower is inktense and neocolour and the main body is paint stick. The background is hand painted silk with the lettering of Pisa being done with sun-print so that it appears like clouds in the sky.
After all the details were done I used a photograph I took of a balcony railing in Pisa to create the design for the quilting, the quilting was then stitched by machine with a very fine thread so as not to be too dominant. My morse code letter has also been incorporated into the design.