Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Paired pieces, red group


This is the next in the series of paired artworks, where I take a concept and render it in two different media, so as to be led by what the medium needs to do with the concept.  Here it's a pastel painting paired with a miniature tapestry. 
with a closeup of the tapestry. As you see, different things happen in the narrative of each one, largely because the medium wants a different thing!  the dark streak running down the left of the tapestry, an echo of the dark streak in the pastel, is in fact fur from my kitty Duncan, spun and woven into the piece.  He points out that cats are an artist's best friend, great studio company,and now even donating materials to the work in progress.

9 comments:

Stew Crowther said...

Wow, that's really cool Liz!
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Alex said...

Looks glorious! And flamey ^^ I like it!

Minimiss said...

Nice texture in both pieces.

SpinningDownUnder said...

Your cat is so right! its not handspun or handwoven unless it contains kitty fur. Mine donate regularly, lol!
Love the concept of pairing different media!

margaret said...

how good to see one piece worked in 2 ways

NatashaMay said...

That's an interesting idea and I can imagine hard work to come up with two different media. Love it!

Beth said...

I like the concept of two media. I have added the mats from my dogs ears in some of my art.

Sue Brown said...

Great idea - beautifully done :)

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Interesting concept - and using cat hair is a definite bonus! Maybe you could paint a picture of Duncan and then re-create it using his hair? Just a thought!