Saturday, April 23, 2011

Idea in Progress

 The fortune cookie on this collage reads:  "Make up your mind and do what you want to do."  Good advice.
Here I am, surfing and typing before I walk the dog, early on a wet Saturday morning. Antibiotics, much sleep and the simple fact of time (and more sleep) have brought my daughter and me back to something like working speed. To celebrate we watched  back-to-back episodes of Dr. Who last night. At last: time just to enjoy a good story.

I am turning the next piece(s) over in my mind. Something to do with daughters and time, the  moment seen, the moment past. I've one larger fabric printed, and I'm trying to figure out whether to cut into it:
I also printed on blue. That piece is raggedy now, as I cut out the best images. They seemed to want to be isolated/rearranged. The remaining fragment has a blurred but intriguing quality to it:
 I also have a strip on white ripstop nylon, that gives an eerie, translucent quality to the image, and reminds me of an old film strip.

Any thoughts?


Hilary Metcalf said...

These images look fantastic - ethereal fragments of memories and times past - whar method did you use to transfer them to fabric Linda?

Linda Branch Dunn said...

They are all made with a thermofax screens, which I made from a sketch, which I did from a photograph of my mother and her sister as children. Lots of playing with color and density of mark, too.