(Left to Right )
Screen-print on cotton, cotton yarn, copper wire, 3' x 8'
Silk, polyester chiffon, cotton muslin, fusible fiber, cotton yarn, copper wire, acrylic print on cotton 3' x 8'
Music transcends space. Installation art transforms space. By combining music and art, we aimed to create an atmosphere that would transcend the created space and immerse the viewer. Exploring the theme of time, development, and transformation, I created these two wall hangings from two screen printed fabrics I made several years prior. Both textiles had the same pattern, a mix of motifs representing life and death. For the first piece, I kept the fabric intact. The other I cut apart and made into appliques and added applied them onto pleated silk. The music and instruments of the baroque era inspired me to incorporate elements of baroque design, including Watteau pleats of baroque fashion, the S curve of floral design, into the design of the pieces. The arrangement and installation of the two pieces mirror Johannas Vermeer's intimate compositional style bringing the static works of art to life.