Sunday, March 1, 2015

Dragonfly in Green

My theme for this year is dragonflies. I have always loved dragonflies, their gorgeous iridescent colours, their darting movements and their ability to land and be perfectly still for long periods. They are elegant and mysterious to me.

According to one website I went to, the dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life. These are things that I think we go through our entire lives, learning, developing and changing as we move through life. I also feel this is how my art is developing and therefore I feel the dragonfly is a good fit for my theme.

The green component after printing was more of a lime/yellow green which I feel possibly makes it look more yellow than green on screen. I used various green rayon thread to heavily quilt the piece which I hope has emphasized the green element.

Dragonfly in Green


Dragonfly in Green - Detail 1

Dragonfly in Green - Detail 2

Materials used: Polyester sheer, laser printed images, Madeira rayon thread, cotton batting.

5 comments:

  1. Your printing technique has resulted in a dragonfly that looks modern but also seems like a 19th century lithograph. A very artistic interpretation. Green only has to be your inspiration, so the colours in your piece can be anything.

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  2. You have succeeded very well to interpret the fragile essence of the dragonfly and it works very well together with the mysterious background. Well done.

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  3. What a beautiful fragile dragonfly you have made.

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  4. Amanda, it reminds me of a fossil with the muted colours, and the lovely details on the wings. Beautiful stitching too

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  5. This piece has an other-worldly feel to it. The dragonfly appears to be skimming over water, the view is from above and the water is rippling below. It's a lovely image.

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