Saturday, November 3, 2007

Anna Atkins homage

This was embroidered onto muslin I'd bought already tea-dyed - I subsequently stained it blue, trying to balance (with difficulty) flat color with "tie-dye" to get something I though was reminiscent of the type of chemical effects present in the original:
(from the New York Public Library)

I tried to sketch out a faithful representation to start with, but smudging of the dressmaker's pencil encouraged improvisation.

I plan to do a series of 12 or 15 of these...

1 comment:

Ambera said...

It's gorgeous! I actually really love the smudginess of the tree, I think it has a nice effect.