Saturday, August 27, 2016

All-Day Sucker

All-Day Sucker ©2016, 28" x 31"
Thank you to Lisa-Marie, for the perfect way to wrap up the 3rd cycle of Viewpoints 9 - - using the undesirables in our supply closet/stash. For me, that meant revisiting a very large collection of synthetic organza and bits of discarded sheers and experiments. As summer winds down and V9 winds up (until cycle 4 begins on September 1st), it was an opportunity for a last hoorah, a bit of play and mindless wandering. Interestingly, the name came to me almost before anything else - - which you can interpret as you wish. I was thinking of the giant lollipops from when I was young, as big as your head and so pretty and colorful and enticing. And I had all of this brightly colored plastic to work with!


All-Day Sucker, back lit
All-Day Sucker is assembled from synthetic organza that has been starched, cut into 4.5" squares and made into two layers. The layers are 8 rows of alternating 1) all neutrals and 2) random-colored pieces with the hope of creating different value. Sometimes it was more successful than others :) The 3 circle pieces were sometimes between the layer and sometimes on top, to create more value....but synthetic organza really has a mind of its own.

All-Day Sucker, back lit, detail
 I love these things back-lit! This was a great way to wrap up this cycle - I think it has probably been my favorite thus far. I'm excited that we will be having another premiere in Houston at Market and Festival this November and that we have 5 venues in Australia starting this November, also! Onward and upward to more exciting things. After the Undesirable Gallery, we will permanently move to our new home at: viewpoints9.com. It's all ready to go when we begin the new cycle next week. Look forward to seeing you there!
All-Day Sucker, detail

6 comments:

  1. How beautiful! I love the way that transparent fabrics can be photographed either on the wall or at a window, producing different effects.

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    1. Thank you, Alicia! I love the surprise of holding it up to the light!

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  2. It's lovely Martha! Fascinating how the translucence changes if the circles are front or center.

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    1. Thanks, Lisa-Marie - - a happy experiment!

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  3. Gorgeous! I don't have the patience to cut the synthetics into squares, as you do, but so effectively pieced Martha.

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    1. Thanks, Sue! A little starch goes a long way in saving your sanity :)

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