Applique, reverse applique: silk, cotton, dye, thread
This is a Mary Lou project from school. Scraps of fabric were dyed the same colour in 3 different intensities. This gave the entire piece a common palette. Then, using a photograph of myself as a child, I layered the fabric to create line, shape, depth and texture; at times cutting back layers to reveal another sculpted dimension. Memories of a wall in my childhood home and the weekly donning of a Sunday School dress were strongly elicited while I was making this portrait. It became imperative that the dress and wall were somehow 3 dimensional, bursting out of the 2 dimensional form.