Els Mommers – Flight
Surfer in big wave
For the theme Flight I was inspired by a painting of a large wave that I recently painted on aluminium during a workshop. The huge flight that a wave takes as soon as it comes into view of land is accompanied by an enormous display of power. I wanted to place a surfer in that power so that it looks like he is flying in the wave.
The whole piece is silk painted on 15mm silk satin and thread-painted with polyester and rayon thread. Batting is 100% wool. The surfer is raw edge fused applique secured with a feston stitch with mono-filament thread. The foam of the wave is a little highlighted with some fluid white acrylic paint. Sky and beach are free motion machine stitched. The quilt is faced.
The whole process can be seen on my blog:http://kunamola.blogspot.com
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