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Monday, June 6, 2011
The Day the Heavens Blazed
The work below is another in my Flow series. It is titled "The Day the Heavens Blazed". Curiously, it was only on finishing the work that I realised what I had created. This work was created around the one year anniversary of the Kinglake bushfires that so devastated the community that I had only recently lived and worked in. On completion I realised that I had recreated the burning red skies of that most terrible of days.
Habotai silk is dyed in a variety of reds glowing through the blue organza overlay.
Glass seed beads add texture and emphasise the depths of the folds.
French knots, stem stitch and running stitch in hand dyed silk.