(Photos by Beth Wodnick)
Suburban Fine Arts Center Exhibit Pictures - 2 - 12 July, 2005
My botanical inspiration is Georgia O’Keeffe’s “Poppy,” from
a postcard that I have had since studying art in college. It has always
been a favorite.
Having spent my life working in textiles
and the last several years with fabric dyes, I took the leap! After
photographing poppies in several gardens and dyeing samples in every shade
of red available, I painted with thickened dyes on my very best silk
fleece and dyed yards of silk charmeuse for the lining.
The real challenge, though, was to take
a two-dimensional image of a three-dimensional object and draw it on a
three-dimensional model of my garment. Next was to paint it on
two-dimensional uncut cloth. Finally, I could then sew the three-
dimensional coat. It is quilted using satin stitch.
My title is a tribute to Georgia
O’Keeffe and Ray Charles.
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