Keep an eye out my my mini exhibition at the Maleny Library in December.
I Love to Stitch in Red 2017 hand dyed silk organza, thread
The title can be loosely translated as “I love to live life”, and this body of work embraces the parallel worlds of women internationally. By using textile techniques, stitches and materials common to many places, and some not so well known, it embraces the diverse aspects of women’s existence. In doing so it explores the red in our lives: passion, strength, romance, excitement, speed, heat, ambition, leadership, danger, blood, war, anger, respect – but most of all a love of humanity.
I’m adding to that Christmas feeling with these fragile red translucent pieces that allude to the human venous system – so essential to life.
I Love to Stitch in Red 2017 Hand dyed silk organza, thread
These works were inspired by the very cute 8″ x 8″ freestanding MDF “canvasses”.
Acrylic overlaid stencil prints, enjoyable to create while holed up in my cosy studio waiting out the Cyclone Debbie weather.
Dorothy Haig. Quilt Box 2: memories of a quilting obsession.
Acrylic on board 2017
Dorothy Haig. Quilt Box 1: memories of a quilting obsession.
Acrylic on board 2017
Not so many autumn coloured leaves to fall here in Maleny where its green all year around. I miss the distinct seasons of the southern Darling Downs but I’m compensated by having fun this week creating collagraph prints on small cards and also on lovely Fabriano paper – destined for Peace of Green, Maleny.
Collagraph leaf print with acrylic inks on Fabriano
Collagraph leaf cards in green and pink from printsPLUS studio
I had a lot of fun experimenting with printmaking techniques to achieve the Fresco “look” I wanted. Most pieces are a combination of processes. The Artist Statement follows:
“Homage to Herculaneum is inspired by a recent visit to the frescos of Herculaneum, some of which remain intact.
For Roman architect, Vitruvius, the only way to appreciate artistic excellence in his day was ‘by the use of colours and the brave show they make.’ The fresco artists of Roman days were inspired by nature and the world in which they lived in the same way that artists today respond to their environment. They explored and represented their world using materials at hand and techniques developed to represent their ideas.
This work responds to and represents the “brave show” that artists of the time made with the pigments and techniques available to them.”
Woodcut, stencil. Relief printed woodcut highlighted by hand painting and stencils recalls the frescoes of herculaneum
Homage to Herculaneum IV. Lino etch and silkscreen print, hand coloured. This piece reflects the vibrant details which remain in the wall frescoes of Herculaneum.
Homage to Herculaneum III. Lino etch, silkscreen print and stencil. Inspired by the amazingly preserved wall frescoes of Herculaneum
Multi-print work ( Acrylic etch and Lino etch) pays homage to the wonderfully intact frescoes of Herculaneum.
The above works and more are available framed or unframed at Peace of Green Gallery Maple Street Maleny or by contacting Dorothy.