Dimensions: 32"h x 42"w
Medium: Mixed Media Fiber Art
Status: For Sale at the Sewell Gallery
By: April Sproule, Contact for Purchase
The center panel in this piece was hand painted on silk crepe de chine with Setacolor heliographic paint using real plants to form the pattern. The streamer like strips added to the surface are made form bits and pieces of brightly colored silk, and the borders were once part of a vintage kimono. The dragonfly is a female Celithemis eponina, and she is made entirely from various types of silks that were stitched and then hand-painted.
Here you can see the process of making the wings. First the veins were stitched with metallic copper thread on metallic silk organza. Next the wings were hand-painted with Tsukineko inks, cut out, and sewn to the background. The body was made from Dupioni silk that was painted with the same inks.Here you can see the process of making the wings. First the veins were stitched with metallic copper thread on metallic silk organza.