Friday, October 4, 2013

Setting the Stage

Composing the background of my fiber art, or setting the stage, is important to transmit my vision to the viewers' eyes.  How important is that to you?  If I am painting a bird, where is that bird, what is the action in the piece, am I telling a story?  These are the thoughts that go into composition for me.
My work is often based on my photographs.  What caught my attention?  Why did I snap that series of photos?  What made me decide to compose this scene in cloth, paint and thread?

1 comment:

  1. One of the things I've heard several times in my art journey is that a piece benefits from having all aspects considered at the outset - not just the composition and treatment of the background, but also the framing and other aspects of how it will be displayed. It's a lot to keep in mind!