Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Guestblogger Joke Hardenbol part 2






The work shown on above photo is made from fabric paper. I love gel printing and when I have done a demo  I have a whole bunch of printed paper by the end of the day. Most of the time I use old news papers (preferable Chinese or Arab) or used pattern paper (I am fond of recycling). Both types of paper are thin enough to make fabric paper. I do this on a regular base, for instance for book covers (see photo below).

In this case I glued big pieces of fabric  paper and cut these into strips. These strips I have woven and stitched with straight and decorative stitches.
Added Hobbs as a batting and made ‘applications’. These I used  as a background for further decoration. Amongst others Tyvek beads and, metal rings on which I used alcohol ink and other materials.
In case you know my work, you know that my theme has been Goddesses for a number of years. That is my (small) contribution to increase the female energy on this earth. So Goddesses here as well. Made with a home made stamp, based upon images of ancient Goddess statues, stamped upon a piece of fabric, colored, stitched and filled. Under the Goddess a ‘pillow’ with a quote about the three stages of a woman’s life:  the virgin, the mother and the crone.
Finally stamped a gold colored spiral on it, symbol of eternal life. 
When the collages were done, the main problem was: what do I do with them?
It cannot be framed, but it also is too fragile to leave them like that. My first solution was to add a it to a painted canvas about 8 inches bigger than the work, but I was not really happy with that. 


Discussions with other artists did not lead to an adequate solution, so the work remained like that for some time. Then one day while I was working on something else, by coincidence I held the baroque gold colored frame in my hands and placed this for a moment on the work. The light bulb went on J. It needed a bigger background and then in a baroque gold colored frame.

 
But when I inquired for the price of such a frame, I was told that would be at least € 250,- (US$ 270). Unfortunately that gold colored frame will be a virtual one.


8 comments:

  1. You truly have your own signature, great art Joke!

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  2. Wonderful works. I love this kind of creations, are fantastic...do not you try to place them on the textile rigid backround ?

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  3. Color,color,color and that wonderful weaving. And who doesn't need more Goddess power!!

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  4. Beautiful pieces! I don't think they need the heavy frames though... I would be inclined to mount them on canvas in a series, but however you can, you should have these ready to show. They are wonderfully rich and full of visual interest!

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  5. As always you make such lovely pieces Joke, they are a joy to watch.
    I love you're art!
    Very nice to see you here.

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  6. These pieces are beautiful! Have you thought about mounting them on acrylic? On my blog - http://fiberdesignsbyann.com/blog/?p=681 I show examples. It is pretty easy and it doesn't take away from the artwork.

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  7. I love the pieces and how you finished them.

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  8. I luv that woven look and again the colouring and texture are great!

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