Chantal Guillermet – Artist style #5
In the 1960s Chagall worked on the creation of stained glass windows for the synagogue in Hadassa and for the cathedral in Metz.
I have taken up this theme in my own way and introduced the dove as a symbol of peace thinking about the difficult period we are facing with his home country.
The background fabric is a damask napkin that has been painted. I printed the silhouettes of the windows on it with acrylic paint using a foam stamp that I made. The stained glass window is made with a cotton muslin painted in shades to give the illusion of light.
To make the doves I used a technique described by Angie Hughes in her book “Stitch, Cloth, paper and paint”:
On a background fabric collage of crumpled tissue paper, tulle and lace. The doves are cut out from this textured fabric and applied on the background fabric.
At the end rubbing with metallic copper paint.
Hand quilting inside the windows.
The quilt is faced.