SOLAR PRINTED PILLOWS
BEGINNING 3-D ART
photo sensitive cloth, perle cottons, beads
This assignment is a class favorite and wraps up the year for my 3-D beginners.
They were a terrific group with positive attitudes and hard work ethics.
They bought joy and happiness everyday when they came in.
Each child got an 8" by 8" square of photo sensitive fabric.
We used my kiln room as a dark room and
they laid out a variety of goodies on top of their fabrics.
Anything that might block the sun.
Then outside we went to try and get as much sun as we could.
it was overcast that whole week,
so we just stayed outside an additional 5 mins.
The results were extremely pleasing to the eye,
especially if the student planned out their design ahead of time
(which most of them did)
like this lovely one by junior Antoniette Jabat.
She used several resists:
jewelry, washers,buttons,paper cut outs and lace.
And then her backside is as wonderful as her front.
Next up we have sophomore Shreya Seth.
I liked many things about this one
but mostly that it was so different in design from everyone else.
I especially love the pop of red against that wonderful indigo blue.
Shreya used photographs on clear plastic to get her resists.
Windfall works really well in this assignment.
The movement junior Liana Chie has created with diagonals is very pleasing.
and I adore all those little french knots she sprinkled around with the perle cotton.
Senior Sunny Kim went all out on her pillow,
even making her own tassels!
And junior Sara Chea got a really cool effect
with her paper snowflake resist cut from card stock.
I'm pretty sure she lifted the paper off
while she was standing in line waiting to rinse the photographic solution off.
This caused a bit of light to go where her resist was for a few minutes,
causing a very atmospheric effect.
A very pretty piece.
And anything that is solid and heavy work great as resists
like these items from the hardware store for a very masculine design by
junior Chirag Bisht.
I'm loving the added seed beads which give a splash of color,
and I also think it's clever how sophomore Amy Wang
whip stitched on additional pieces of printed fabric,
And last but never least,
is junior William Kim.
I get a real outer space feel from his design.
He told me he used lace pieces for his resists in either corner.
Great work all of you!
This was their 4th quarter final.