Friday, May 31, 2013
Morgan and Momoy
This challenge had me a bit flummoxed for a bit; I struggled with how I wanted to represent "leaving my mark". Each time I considered the challenge, I came back to this thought: the greatest mark I'll leave on this Earth is my children. They will be here after I'm gone. Hopefully, they will be good people, responsible global citizens, and loving partners and parents. That's the greatest legacy I can leave.
With that in mind, I created this piece based on a drawing my youngest did when she was 3. I have it framed and hanging in my studio. The color selections are directly influenced by what she drew, right down to the faded small figure.... and the spelling mistake. I mimicked her crayon drawn line with paint and I used my left hand so the lines weren't as sure.
I took the "leaving your mark" theme one step further with my fabrics. In our group discussions, we've been talking about some of our individual challenges of using only things from our stash. I wanted to do that, but didn't have a good fabric for the center panel. As a result, I used a piece of fabric I dyed with onion skins to be ecologically-minded. Every small step, I hope, makes a difference.