In my last post here I talked about I had worked myself into a creative block over creating a piece for the "empty spaces" theme. I really thought I was going to represent the theme with a vessel of some sort but I just couldn't seem to find the right shape for it. It was after walking away from the project for a couple of weeks and coming back to it that the "aha" moment hit me and this piece came out of that moment:
hand painted silk, hand dyed black cotton, mounted on stretcher frame 12" x 24"
It's the empty spaces in this piece that create the imagery. Without those empty spaces it would just be a solid piece of fabric. Sometimes, in art, just like in life, it's the empty spaces that have the most impact.
"empty spaces" detail