Monday, 25 July 2016
A LONG WALK HOME - ESPECIALLY IN CLOTHES LIKE THESE!
This was a fun piece which is unusual for me. It was before a certain date so future work is likely to return to my usual dystopian outlook. I am sorry it is late but the design and printing were done ages ago - it just never got quilted.
I was stuck, initially, for a suitable idea until we came home from an exhibition on the train. The 'Evening Standard' carried an advertisement for a Fendi shoe and this was combined with an exotic dress I found. These set me wondering what it would be like to walk this eight mile journey in such gear. I added one of my 'Ascot hats' and the trainers on the left-hand side to the mix. The background is meant to reflect a spiral type route from the centre to the destination. I cannot remember now how the background was compiled except that it came from earlier design work.
The quilting is intended to reflect the longest possible route from the centre to the outside. I do not use much green usually but I just went with the flow as it developed.