Last year’s “harvest” revisited

 

Last autumn, when it was still warm enough to work outside at a big table in front of my studio, I made a wonderful mess printing with corn on the cob. It seemed like a good idea at the time, but revisiting these pieces in February, I see more background texture than Iowa Farm Girl imagery!

This apron is the exception; it definitely evokes Mary’s Corn-Corns, complete with cast iron pan! Nothing left to the imagination….

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The other samples have more of an allover smudgey texture, not as clearly focussed as I would have liked. I think this is because the more I leaned on the ears of corn, the more they oozed liquid corn starch, diluting the dye mixture. Never mind, it is always useful having a jumping off place for a rainy winter day.

Here are the samples after their February face lift. I added some machine and hand stitching and a few fabric dye marks. How do you like my “rice stitch”?…losing patience with the stitched version, I glued actual grains of rice onto a block, and just printed them!

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And here are four more harvest pieces, which started with a print of one of Remi and Marie Pier’s fennel plants from the vegetable patch, and evolved in the usual ways…

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One Response to “Last year’s “harvest” revisited”

  1. Myrna Hasle Says:

    I liked the February facelift of your corn prints. My, what will you think of next? xox

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