Eke Krug – Motion – Interwoven Movement
Motion, which one do you mean? So many possibilities , there is always some motion in your neighbourhood and in yourself. Motion and emotion, so close to each other. A motion can give an emotion and make you feel part of its movement. That is what happened to me, when we were on our holiday to the Netherlands last October. We visited four cities, first Aarhus, the second big city of Denmark. Later on Groningen and Amsterdam in the Netherlands and on our way home Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark, where we took the boat back to Norway. And in these cities I realized, that you become part of the motion of the city. Regardless of whether you’re in the car, you have public transport or you are walking around, everything is in motion. It is like a big organism that is finding its way, between the buildings of the city. Cars, busses, people on bikes, people walking, everybody is moving, trying to find their way in the crowd, busy dodging others, trying to avoid collisions, navigate towards …. and together they weave a pattern, which I call an interwoven movement.
I tried to capture this motion and started making a city layout on the background. It is a monoprint, using a stencil with golden print paint and Indian Ink and repeating this four times in the corners of the cloth. After that, parts of golden painted vliesofix were ironed on it, together with a synthetic golden gauze. I then started stamping hexagons (stamps I bought from Greetje in Breda last summer) on lutrador and cut it out with a soldering tool. And I stamped some on a golden fabric, which also comes from the shop where Greetje works. The lutrador was given a colour with watercolour paint and then stitched on the background, together with the golden pieces, which I sewed by hand on top of it. Then al the hexagons were coloured with Intense pencils and weaved together. A lot of machine quilting in different colours made the picture complete.
Commercial cotton background – Indian Ink – print paint – synthetic gauze – vliesofix – watercolour paint – Inktense pencils with textile medium – golden commercial fabric – batting for table runners – lots of different threads for quilting
Monoprint – stencilling – cutting with soldering tool – colouring and painting – hand and machine stitching
My process is to be seen here http://ekeskleurdesign.blogspot.no/
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