Chantal Guillermet – M
Inspiration : The first time I visited Moscow I was impressed by the number of churches and domes as well as by the variety of their shapes. For some times I have been curious about paper lamination and decided to use it to reproduce one of my picture.
When I started to be interested by textile art in Russia, I noticed it is closely linked to tradition, folk art and everyday life. In reference to this I have used hand dyed linen, old sheet and lace and embellished my piece with traditional cross stitch embroidery motifs.
I have chosen paper lamination to reproduce my picture. Paper lamination is a technique used to reproduce a picture – colour or black and white – with gel medium on organza. I have widened my picture by adding more domes, quilted them and painted them with shimmering paint. I also added quilting on the organza print. At the bottom of the quilt a piece of folded dyed tarlatane gives a bit of mystery, as if the church was emerging out of the fog.