Joan Brailsford – Artist style #5
My inspiration for the next in my series is a local church which has always intrigued me because of its unusual architecture, It has four copper domes on the roof which seem to highlight the fact that the rest of the building is very dark and imposing. The church is next to the park, whose bright open spaces emphasise this contrast.
I used a little artistic license in my depiction by changing the shape of the domes slightly and making some of the architectural features more obvious. I also moved the park surrounding nearer to the building. The domes are made from dyed abaca tissue, and the remainder is made from assorted hand dyed fabrics. The windows and door are appliqued to the background, and all the shapes surrounding these features, as well as the other design features, are added by hand using chain stitch. For the quilting I used mainly machine stitch, but followed the lines already created by the chain stitch so that the quilting is mainly invisible.