Thursday, 27 November 2014

Island Homestead

This piece was done in response to the Exhibition titled 'Edge of the Forest' by the Canadian Surface Design Association. It was submitted on October 01, 2014 and news of its acceptance was received November 18, 2014. It will travel around starting at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Arts and then across Canada for two years.

The original sketch for this piece was an old cottage in Quathiaski Cove near the ferry terminal. The cottage sits almost at the water's edge with the north facing forested hillside rising darkly, steeply behind it. The cottage beckons invitingly as a last hint of summer colour glows above in the maple leaves.

Materials and Techniques. 100% cotton fabrics, double layer of 100% cotton batting. The wholecloth piece was enriched with fibres of various kinds and hues. Then several colours of polyester sheer fabrics were laid over top and stitching in black threads completed the design. The piece was heat blasted until the highlights of the sheer fabrics melted away.

Size: 16” x 28”

By Terry Phillips
Quadra Island, BC Canada
PO Box 685
Quathiaski Cove, BC V0P 1N0

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