A Reason to Celebrate: Kimono series 11
This playful piece is number 11 in my kimono series (read about this series in my blog). There is no deep existential meaning to the piece. It was just meant to be FUN! It started as celebratory watercolor on rice paper, which, off the roll, is fairly stiff. But after it was painted and dried, I scrunched it over and over as if I were going to throw it away. This softens the fibers in such a way that it starts to feel like cloth. Then after scrunching, I machine stitched irregular rows of metallic thread sewing two layers of rice paper to a stiff paper backing. Then with scissors, I slit the rice paper between the rows of stitching within the framework of the kimono. Some additional stitching outside of the kimono completes the composition. The finished piece reminds me of streamers or falling confetti….so it becomes my celebration kimono.
Additional Details: 17x12" image matted and framed to 24x20; $525.