Tuesday, 24 June 2014
This work resulted from many manifestations. I am addicted to the design possibilities of text at the moment and words provided the starting point. Several ideas came and went out of the window until I thought of children's play blocks. These were a devil to construct and there were to be five originally with 2 letters on each to say 'CHILD'S PLAY'. However, when I started assembling the first blocks I thought that I had a pleasing design so it got no further than 'CHILDS'.
The background was from a manipulation of the words 'Child's Play' together with the idea that it could be taken in the adult or child sense e.g it can mean a doddle, easy, a picnic, a walk in the park. Most of this is designed not be read. A quotation from Chaucer's 'The Merchant's Tale' is included also.
Techniques include digital transfer and free machine quilting on cotton.