Hello and Happy Spring from Studio 207!
Take a sneak peak into what was accomplished today! The following 14 foot and 9 inch silk panel in front of you, is the first segment of a three-panel piece. This is the center panel and there will be a12.5' panel on either side. These will be hung at ceiling height from a 13.5' ceiling... so the dark green on the center panel will disappear into the folds as it gathers on the floor. It is my intent that this reference kimono. The flowers will extend across the top of all three panels... and extend further down on the right hand side. These panels will provide the backdrop for my daughters wedding this June. Her bridesmaids are wearing colors in this color range of the flowers. This wall hanging was entirely hand painted, and rolled using MX dye a small amount of soy wax resist in the flowers . Take a look for a visual explanation:
Rolling vertical stripes to create a sense of background and space. The background color of green, will appear subdued with the addition of the newly rolled purple-sage. The deep emerald at the bottom was deconstructed silk screen, but will not be visible when it is installed as the fabric will puddle on the floor.
This piece will stand nearly 3 times my size upon installation. It's moments like these that require a ladder to gain a fresh perspective.
The variety of textures one can receive from 2 similar sponge rollers is always surprising! The dark lines atop the larger stripes have been added, a more purpley-sage, to boost presence and volume of the stripes against the yellow background.
Et Voila !