This is a picture I took on the ‘ile de Frioul’ near Marseille.
This picture was also the catalisator for my Marseille-series.
I knew I would do this picture in fibre but I had no idea how I wanted to realize it.
It had to express power and fragility at the same time.
It had to be realistic enough in its abstraction.
Do you still follow ?
Since I’ve already done several workshops with Ellen Lindner and that I had in mind making this art-quilt in collage-form with free-cut shapes, I knew she was the right person to help !
So I started to play :
A very basic sketch :
A watercolour sketch with some description :
A paper collage, to get an idea of what it would give in fabric (with a lot of imagination !) :
I’m far from ready with this picture. I will alter this design more.
Still playing with more ideas.
I have, for instance, a finishing flower idea : making dimensional flowers with embroidery thread so I obtain a fluffy effect.
Pliny the Elder (23AD-79AD)