It is always so helpful to get a good shove in the right direction. I am grateful to have received one in the form of a Creation Grant from ArtsNB. Though I am always a little shy with projects at this stage (before I can point to an object and say “Look there! That is what I mean!”), I would nonetheless like to share my proposal with you. It will give you an idea of where I am coming from […]
Nubile Silk face and backing, cotton interior and thread. Sealed leaves, tree seeds, stone, and wool. 40″ x 8″ x 30″ © Allison Green 2013. The third piece in the Time Flies Collection, this shows the adult insect is in full flight toward the viewer. It also takes the form of a gaze of awareness. See how it was constructed, and the other items in the series: Nascent, Nymph, and Nesting. Exhibited with Foundation at the Saint John Arts Centre, […]
Categories: Quilting, Sculpture, Silk Painting, Stone/Plant/Textile, Textile, Textile Design • Tags: eye, fall, Insect, leaves, moth, plant, Quilt, quilting, seeds, silk, stitch, textiles, tree, wings
Timber Timbre Silk face, cotton interior, backing, and thread. 40″ x 30″ © Allison Green 2013. This piece was created outdoors during the Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival. It is our city at that time of year: giant trees by the water, compelled to movement by the downtown vibrations. See how it was made. Displayed and auctioned at Isaac’s Way, Fredericton, NB. Half of proceeds went toward children’s music lessons.
Flux Silk face, cotton interior, backing, and thread. 45 x 45 in © Allison Green 2013. Circuit board silk painting with free-motion quilting. Inspired by the innards of an old laptop. See the work in progress. Created on site at The Eager Clothsmith, Barracks Fine Craft Shop, Fredericton, NB. Sold to private collection.
Jellyfish Rain Cape Transparent vinyl shell. Silk collar and button. © Allison Green 2013. Modelled by Megan McGeachy. Rain cape inspired by the Red Paper Lantern Medusa. Machine stitched with double-layer seams for impermeability. Hand-dyed silk to protect skin from plastic. Fits over your average schoolbag. Amusing acoustic properties.
Electric Trees Silk face, polyester interior and backing. Various threads including metallics. Each 12″ x 24″ © Allison Green 2013. Set of two stitch drawings with ink accents. Based on a transformer tower. Explores similarities between the natural world and the man-made. See how it was constructed. Previously displayed at M&T Deli in Fredericton, NB. #1 sold to private collection, #2 pricing available upon request.
Scrappy Neck Cuffs Silk, cotton, and wool. Collection of three. © Allison Green 2012 Strips of various fabrics were dyed with natural indigo and handwoven with wool. The colours bring to mind the durable denim of the working class. Scrappy has a double meaning, both for the scraps of fabric and the protective nature of the cloth. The vulnerable throat is protected no matter what scraps you get into.
Silk Circuit Silk face, polyester interior, cotton backing. Various threads including metallics. 20″ x 16″ © Allison Green 2013. Silk painting with Procion dyes, machine quilted to within 1/2″. Based on a circuit board. Exploring the idea of beauty in industry, and the relationship between textiles and technology. See how it was constructed: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Sold throughM&T Deli in Fredericton, NB.
I’ve come full circuit on this project (haha). From idea to action to rest. At least quilting feels like rest to me. It’s better than rest, because I have something to show for it. I washed out the silk, very very thoroughly. The image became much clearer and the lines sharper. I did find that in places where the dye lapped up over the resist, it tinted the cloth underneath slightly. Part of learning the medium. I hummed, I hawed, […]