Thursday

the latest project

This is a piece I finished last week for the SDA member show. Barely had time to photograph and send out before leaving on a jet plane... and in my hurry forgot to take a picture of the back that I liked so much. Oh well, guess I'll do that when it comes back in September.

This is my first experiment with using my own photographs in such a way. I altered in Photoshop a picture of buildings that I took in St. Petersburg this summer and printed it on organza. I altered another photograph of wrought iron from St. Petersburg, printed it on TAP sheets and transferred it on top of the organza. Then I embroidered it with silk and cotton threads, added square patches of fabrics to the back to pop some colors and manipulated the edges to rough things up a bit. It was fun to work on and I was really inspired to use these images some more. I have another piece in the works already, well really two pieces... Gotta get in the studio!

PS watched an amazing movie last night Our City Dreams... a documentary on several women artists. I highly recommend watching it, inspirational.

7 comments:

Gerrie said...

That may not come back!! It is beautiful

Kristin L said...

I agree -- it's so very rich and a nice direction for you to go in. I look forward to more!

Vivien said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Marlis said...

beautiful piece natalya! love love love it!

Lynn said...

I love how you did this...love all the teeny tiny hand stitches...so much work...and how the maniuplated photos came out too...and the bits of color...wonderfully done.

Karen L R said...

Natalya, this is VERY cool. I love it. I'm going to do my best to get to the opening on Sunday. I'll look for you.KarenLR

norma said...

It's a great piece, Natalya!