Wednesday, August 19, 2009

A new perspective

They say a change is as good as a holiday but, while I can't exactly agree with that statement, I do think a change can give you a new perspective. Recently we rearranged our living area and a woven hanging that was originally over the sideboard near the dining table is now overlooking the lounge chairs. This morning as I drank my coffee I realised just how wonderful the hanging looked from that position. Here it is - the lighting is fairly minimal but the effect is very obvious.

A full sized hanging and the lit section. Quite difficult to believe that this is actually a flat two dimensional piece of fabric mounted on a stretched canvas!

A shadow weave with two shadows using single colour gold weft but three colours,red, white and blue, in its warp. It is also not quite conventional shadow weave in that the spacing between the shadows is not exactly even - a real 'what if' experiment.


Miss 376 said...

It's amazing the difference it can make to have somethng in a different position. It's like it's new all over again

Paula Hewitt said...

Now Im trying to picture your living area - it does make a difference, but i hope you have something nice to put above the sideboard - a triptych of embroidered gum leaves perhaps :)