Els Mommers – C
Inspiration: The beautiful fishes and corals that are living under the surface of the tropical seas. The clownfish, for children better known as Nemo, is one of these colourful creatures that lives in tropical waters.
For this series I have used the same hand-painted blue background for the sea and hand-dyed yellow for the bottom. Coral is made in the same way as for the other pieces. The fishes are painted on white cotton prepared with gesso. They were cut out, bonded and machine appliqued to the background.
The sea is quilted with a bubble motif and some painted tree bark pieces are stitched on top to create some depth.
The whole process can be seen on my blog: http://kunamola.blogspot.com