Chantal Guillermet – Flight
Attracted to the light
Inspiration: A flight of moths and small insects at moonlight kept my attention. I tried to recreate this atmosphere with a balanced composition with horizontal and vertical lines.
Last summer while walking at dusk along the coast I took a picture. The sky was pink and purple, it was full moon and small insects and moths were flying around us, like attracted by moonlight.
To keep the horizontal shape of the seascape I have chosen to work with stripes, and tried to keep the original colours of my picture. The stripes are attached to the background with transparent mono-filament and zigzag stitch. The moths are printed with stamps and free motion quilted with metallic thread. I have added a vertical line – like a ray of light – to break the horizontal effect.
The moon is made with several layers of tulle and free motion quilted on the top with metallic thread. The grassy weeds are also free motion quilted on the top of a piece of folded hand dyed tarlatane ; their heads are painted with puff paint.
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