Caro Higgs – Reflections – Port Des Minimes at Sunset
Reflections in the water have always attracted my attention with the symmetry that they create. I had several ideas but finally decided to go with a photograph that I had taken towards sunset one autumn evening.
While I was making my choice I decided that the focus of the work had to be the reflection itself rather than an image with a reflection in it. I have therefore focussed on the water and the reflection.
The fabric was painted wrapped round a jar, as I had done for Water, but I was more careful about where the pleats lay, in the hope of achieving calmer waters… I then added the bridge with raw edge appliqué by machine and stenciled in the reflections. The water was then machine quilted following the paint lines. To finish I added a few details by hand and some foil for the sparkle on the water.
Close up View: