Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Playing with Tyvek

Well I was going to write about my inspiring visit to The Brooklyn Museum to see El Annatsui's metal quilts, as they are sometimes called, but Natalya beat me to it. So, rather than repeating what Natalya has already said, just go visit if you can, it is well worth it ( great photos, by the way ).

I thought I would show you what I'm working on at the moment, " TYVEK", just love the stuff !
I've been asked to teach  a workshop next year in England run by Colouricious ( Jamie Malden ) and she wants me to use her Indian wood blocks, so I  am doing a fabric book themed on "The Tree of Life" using tree and leaf blocks. Lots of different techniques using "Tyvek", modeling paste, dimensional paint, Gelli plate printing and more.

As I didn't have enough of Tyvek I carried on and did some more small pieces, lots of them !
The larger leaf is a really big block I have done two of these with a view to making them front and back covers of a book.


Natalya Aikens said...

gorgeous work Beryl!

Gloria Hansen said...

Oh Beryl, I love your work!