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Organic Shapes and Textures are My Abiding Interest …………. Guest Blogger: Dianne Corso

November 24, 2014

Experimental Research for Advanced Design – Level 4

Although fiber is my first interest, I have found the two courses in design to have been the most personally valuable of all of the program’s offerings. It is in the design courses that I have been  most challenged and have experienced the biggest breakthroughs. Encouraged to select a broad theme in Experimental Research, I chose the interplay between the natural and manmade elements of the landscape. Most of my research was photographic, taking new pictures of what captured my attention and reviewing photos taken over the years. I discovered that organic shapes and textures of all sorts seem to be my abiding interests. And then I fell in love–with paper casting, a new process taught by Maria Patrizzi in one of the early sessions of this class.  What could be better for exploring texture? Both of my large pieces use paper casting to express the interplay referenced in my theme: the cactus  form is organic while  the sheet cast textures that form the surfaces reference manmade structural materials;  the pulp cast fence is a manmade structure composed  of organic materials.  Exploring this theme in fiber and stitch over the next few years is an exciting  prospect.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Barbara Fox permalink
    November 24, 2014 7:16 pm

    I love the dimensionality and texture in your wonderful work. Wonderful accomplishment!

  2. pennypeters permalink
    November 24, 2014 11:33 pm

    Exciting work, Diane. Congratulations. And now on to stitch!

  3. November 25, 2014 12:30 am

    Great textures! Congrats on the 300th post!!

  4. Barbara Fox permalink
    November 25, 2014 12:35 am

    And… congrats on your 300th post!!!

  5. Joan Mills permalink
    November 25, 2014 1:09 am

    Just had dinner in New York with Janelle Forgette – memories of Part 11 CandG!

    • November 25, 2014 4:09 am

      Great to hear from you Joan. Nice to hear about Janelle too. Did you get to see any embroidery there? Gail

  6. December 7, 2014 4:46 pm

    Wonderful work, Diane!!! Congratulations on the 300th post, Gail!

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