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Texture is My Muse….Guest Blogger Terri Shinn

May 4, 2012

Calypso Exhibition Level 3 Advanced Studies in Experimental Stitch – Graduate: Terri Shinn

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 My theme, lead me on a journey into structural decay. Being intrigued by the layering and fragmented nature of decay; peeling paint, crumbling walls, and eroding metals which seem to portray its history and soul. Texture is my muse!  This course was thrilling to take ideas, sketches, sampling then turn them into three-dimensional art. Also, to be challenged with scale, form, line and shadows.  My growing research material and arsenal of techniques continues to provide me with numerous inspirational sources. I eagerly anticipate the challenges the next level of studies will bring.   All artwork © Terri Shinn

Note from Gail    It may be interesting  to you that the first set of slides with the iron pieces is part an experimental stitch course. You may not upon first glance, associate them with stitch but more to the wonderful shapes of all the hanging  pieces.  That’s how Terri planned it – to use all the elements of art and design to create pattern  and to use the stitching methods to gather all the design elements together.  Embroidery or  techniques that may be associated with other textile methods have been used throughout this installation. Twisted threads, long associated with lacemaking, wrapped cords, knotting and needle darning have all been used in heavier twines or ropes for consistency with the scale of the piece. 

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  1. May 7, 2012 7:09 pm

    Wonderful textures!

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