Paola Zanda – Decay
Weather degradation and human neglect.
My village has an old town with even five churches. The weather. the carelessness of man accompanied by acts of vandalism has brought some of these monuments to ruin. From these situations, I took inspiration for this challenge.I created a transfer from an image of a 1400 fresco that is located in one of the churches in my village. With screen printing, I created graffiti as a sign of vandalism. The background represents the walls consumed by atmospheric phenomena and with the embroidery, I added the plant growth that accompanies the abandonment of these monuments. To reassure you, thanks to the will of some including Paolo and myself, we were able to start with the restoration and save these works of art.
cotton fabric ,synthetic organza,fliesofix,acrylic painting,painting for cloth,cotton sewing threads and commercial and personally colored embroidery threads.
painting and manipulation of the fabric with welder and hot air gun,screen printing with mask,transfer, printing,hand embroidery and free hand quilting.
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