Thursday, 21 October 2010

More Lace

There have been more paper cuts

as I've explored the potential of lace to both conceal and yet at the same time reveal those tantilising glimpses of what lies beneath.

Exploring the structures of lace through drawing and sampling on different materials.... here stitching onto brown paper, washing some of it away and then painting it with black ink.

Introducing colour through applique and stitching onto net.

Exploring different fibres - this time layers of silk fibres with trapped pieces of lace and paper doilies - partially hidden by the layers.

Enjoying working with neutral colours

And letting pieces of text show through.

And then burning into the sample to create holes. Loving the revealing qualities of lace yet enjoying the stories that might be concealed... The missing pieces... the holes.

Enjoying being at the stage in my current module where the research and the practice are starting to come together.

And talking of revealing... last night we went to the Cambridge Arts Theatre and saw this...


Brilliantly done and very funny!

19 comments:

  1. You may have answered this before, but how the heck do you do all those beautiful paper cuts??!! Gorgeous.

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  2. I love the red lacy stitching. It's really lovely.

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  3. Once again completely blown away by your beautiful paper cuts! And I love the all-white work, too.

    K x

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  4. It's all beautiful Gina! I especially love the white work with the amazing stitched flowers!
    Vivienne x

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  5. interesting, seeing through, seeing under... I am a little obsessed with brodeie anglaise at the monet for similar reasons.

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  6. You have such creative ideas.

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  7. Oh wow that is beautiful. and Calender girls too.

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  8. Brilliant work. I especially love the red lace. I'm usually drawn to black and white but there is something about that red piece that grabbed me. Glorious stuff.

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  9. Such exquisite work Gina - the white lace work reminds me of antique hand-made curtains I've seen in Italy.

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  10. Every single one of those images shows such lovely work. Gorgeous. x

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  11. Just a thimbleful....

    Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us, what a lot you get through! Did you enjoy Diaghilev? I mentioned having met you there in my Blog - we spent FOUR HOURS going round!

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  12. I love your paper cuts and the samples/experiments they have led to. It is obvious that you have enjoyed the work involved. I have seen the film Calender Girls and loved it, so can believe that the stage version would be just as entertaining.

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  13. such delicious textures, where do you find the time?

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  14. love lace and often use it as a stencil in my Art! Hope you had a great time at the theatre...also love that showxlynda

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  15. Loving the lace with the lettering showing through............

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  16. The lace and lettering piece reminded me of the quilt at the V & A where you could see the paper in the back of the hexagon piecing. I love those little snippets of text.

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  17. This is great work, thanks for sharing it.

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  18. I really like the white/lettering combo in particular. I had never thought of lace as to hide and reveal, I guess that's why it appears on underwear. How tantalizing! x

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  19. Your paper cuts are lovely I wish I could make them. Whenever I try to do some it just falls to pieces.
    Your work is getting much more experimental and it's great.

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