First Artist Inspiration
"Lena Nyadbi is a contemporary Indigenous Australian artist from the Warmun Community in the Kimberley region of Western Australia." More information about her can be found here. Isn't she fabulous? Her is the picture I used as one inspiration.
I started out with a pink and blue screen print that I hated. Then I squirted lines on it. I like it better but the line quality is all wrong. Don't they look like your sex education class drawings of sperm? This piece definitely needed painted lines rather than squirted bottle lines.
Second Artist Inspiration
"Betty is a hard working artist, whose works are very popular and have wide appeal.
The paintings are aerial views of women's ceremonies and depict the waterholes (often in sacred places) where they take place." She does not have a website but here are more images of her work. This is the one I used for inspiration.
Because the cotton was very tightly woven the dye did tend to bubble more than it would have on muslin. You can really see the bubbling on most of the pictures. Since I didn't care whether the lines were perfect or not (think of it as an element design) just kept going.
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