I found the sound of silence during a busy walk a few weeks ago. Friends invited me to the World Heritage listed Barrington Ranges to discover their favourite getaway, Rocky Crossing. It offered me the perfect image to present for our current theme, Sounds of Silence.
From my vast collection of photo's taken that day, I selected this one to profile my piece. It was printed at home on prepared fabric for printing.
I wanted to bring you, the viewer, a sense of encountering the sound of silence. So I framed it with my self-dyed cotton & silk fabrics, organza, and some needle-punched fabrics to bring in soft texture of a forest. The printed image was enhanced by hand sketching with ink pens, just a little. Leaves were machine stitched by using water soluble fabric and wool/silks, then raw edge applique stitched to the background. Colours selected aimed to reflect the richness of the forest atmosphere.
Time was of the essence due to my other priorities - this piece was completed from start to finish within 2 days - the fastest piece I have made yet! I hope it brings you a sense of peace and reflections of your own forest-walk experiences.