Monday, July 23, 2012
Improvising #5: The Bird Gets Engaged
The little bird now has a set of trees on his horizon. A decorative cut strip of fabric from my fused fabric scrap heap is quickly cut into triangles to form the tree tops. Maybe his nest is located in the trees. Or he's looking for shade from the blazing sun that soon enters the picture.
hand dyed fabrics. The gradation from orange to yellow gives you those hot fingers of the sun.
The yellow/orange sun is slipped behind the ground collage. The sun color repeats the colors found in the bird's beak, tree trunks, and batik fabric found in the ground collage. Repetition of color carries your eye around the piece and engages the viewer. It's good to be engaged. It keeps you out of trouble.