Els Mommers – Artist style #6
JOAN MIRO # 6
For the last quilt in the Artist series I choose to work with a rusted background fabric again, to get some unity in the entire series.
I had treated the piece already a while ago with rusted nails and some rusting power. To get a little more life in the background I sprayed the piece with gold marbelizing Krylon spray.
For the design I was inspired by some of Joan Miro’s later work when he took more of an interest in symbolism and I wanted to repeat the eye that is used in the rest of my series.
The figure is fused to the background, machine appliqued and finished with a cordon stitch, as are some circles and a star. I stamped some spirals on the background and machine embroidered them.
The quilting is done in echo, star and circle motifs.
The whole process can be seen on http://kunamola.blogspot.com