Saturday, 19 October 2013

Unveiling 2 Samuel 3:16

And her husband went with her along weeping behind her to Bahurim. Then said Abner unto him, Go, return. And he returned.

This is my interpretation. You see the crying man face on the left, and Michal returning to David. Symbolized by the golden city up the hills. On the foreground is Bahurim and you see some tear drops scattered over the piece. 

2 Samuel 3:16 reveiled, golden city of David
The finished piece, I added the hills and the city of David and painted most of the tear drops blue.

detail Michal, hill, gold leaf city
Detail of the multi dimensional layers.

Another detail. I cut away some of the silk to reveal the face, tears and city structure.

I am glad I have finished this piece, it was almost scary to work on it. Mostly because I never knew how it would turn out. I thought about it so much and now I see the outcome it makes me happy to know how it's so multi layered in different ways. Hope you enjoy it too!

Techniques I used for 2 Samuel 3:16

This little piece has been a lot of work. Both in terms of struggling how to depict the verse as working with completely new techniques. I wanted to try working with an overlay of silk and mono printing both layers as you can see in my previous posts. So far the results:

mono printing, man, woman, city structure
Mono printing with added painting and fabric collage. I made stencils for both the man and the woman. Added fabric tear drops and a city structure at the foreground
silk overlay
Now I put my printed silk over the top, planning to cut away some silk after stitching. It still looks something is missing, but what?

Barren Tree stencil
I think there should be a tree, a barren, sad tree...So I made a stencil

painted tree stencil
and dabbed paint on it, and hopefully it will work, scary stuff ;) btw this is done on the cotton not on the silk

Now on the the next stage: quilting and stitching all the layers together. Unfortunately I forgot to take some more photo's of the progress. But the result will be seen in my next post!