Saturday, January 29, 2011
A journal sized fabric and fibre "quilt" to accompany another attempt at the January Haiku themes of "Beginnings"
I based my work on a photo attributed to Pawel Achtel of a coral reef spawning (coral) polyps to ensure new growth on the reefs.
Tropic seas dreaming
Under full moon coral spawns
Life begins anew.
Measuring 8.5 by 11 inches and in a landscape format, I used Xpandaprint to represent the massed formation of creamy white coral.
(Imagine this as being viewed in the flash of a camera!)
Six strands of DMC embroidery thread and Anchor # 8 crochet thread was employed to add more texture.
The green shadowed coral was (hand) needle felting.
Small sequins and pearl beads were used to represent the coral spawn, but I feel that yet many more need applying to represent the millions of spawn floating on the tide.