To create a background with varying colours in specific areas, I choose precise colours of silk fibre and lay them down as a painter would do with paint. When I am happy with the results, I finish the piece of silk fusion. This back ground can then be machine or hand stitched, appliquéd or have paint or dye applied on top.
The Silk Fusion is made with unspun silk fibre (roving, which looks like locks of hair). The silk fibre is laid out in an organized fashion and fused together with a textile medium to create a fabric with some of the qualities of paper plus having the sheen of silk. The process of making silk fusion creates uneven, organic edges. All pieces are framed without glass. Art works are available for sale unless marked with *. Gallery 8 on Salt Spring Island, BC carries my work. Contact them by clicking on the Gallery 8 link . For work with a price contact me for details.
Rust and Decay 16 x 20 $650
Botanical Beach 30 x 18 *
Fluttering of Butterfly Wings 17 x 21 $620
Coral Jesters 13 x 19 $550
Indigo and Rust 17 x 13 $450
Tears for Tahlequah 31 x 24 *
Tunnels of Delight 18 x 14 $500
Xylem and Phloem 60 x 12 $650