Caro Higgs – D
Dampierre sur Boutonne
Inspiration: As my inspiration I have combined a couple design details from the church in Dampierre sur Bouttone, the pulpit and a window.
When I first saw the modern stained glass windows I was inspired to use them in textiles because I found the shapes so pleasing and there was no lead separating the coloured panes. The only separation is the line of stonework between the two sections of window. The pulpit was carved stone and again I was drawn to the designs. I first painted the silk ‘window’ and then stitched in the ditch to hold the layers together. I overlaid the pulpit design and machined the motifs with a rayon thread, the finer details are not too true to life but the of creating the shapes was fun. The idea was to create something that looked very basic but which then produced a second more complicated shape upon closer inspection. I have used the centre of the flowers to insert my ‘D’ in morse code.
The piece is bound as previously to create the look of a photo. I have to admit that photographing this piece was not easy….