For a while, I’ve been talking about my region’s upcoming exhibition, “Inspired by Science”. Well, the prospectus provides two options for members of my art group to enter their works – A trunk show and then the main show.
The size requirement for the trunk show is 12″ x 12″. Since I’m the managing curator for the show, I’ve got to set a good example, right. So well, I don’t have a choice. I’ve got to enter a piece in the main exhibit as well as in the trunk show.
So I started working on my trunk show piece a couple of weeks back. And I shared work in progress photos of the first part with you. This week, let’s continue where I left off.
I’m going to be doing some creative drawing to add details.
I began by adding more branches to the dendrites
Next, I started to add small colorful organic shapes cut out of fabrics
And finally, I drew some more cell-like shapes using thread.
And here are a few detail photos.
I haven’t posted a video of me drawing with thread for a long time so this time I did. Check out the video to see the steps I took to create this trunk showpiece.
I think I may have added too many details with the threads. My original idea was not to have so much detail in the background. What do you think? Do you think the details turned out to be an overkill or you like it just the way it is?
Write your thoughts down in the comments section. I can’t wait to hear what you’ve got to say. Chat soon.
You may also be interested in these posts in the series:
Part1: Basting with Fusibles
Part2: Gain Color Confidence Now
Part 3: Line Drawings with Thread
Laura Bundesen says
That’s a really beautiful piece Clara!
Clara Nartey says
Aww, Laura. That’s so nice of you. At first, I liked it very much. Then I wasn’t so sure about it. Then I looked at it and liked it again. I don’t know if that ever happens to you. 🙂
I like the energy it conveys and the details. A few smaller colored cells floating in the upper right might accentuate depth.
Clara Nartey says
Thanks Joan. I truly appreciate your feedback.