While in Toronto I did a talk about Environmental Influences.
In preparing the images I decided I had way too many.
So I collaged j-pegs of the inspiration behind the finished pieces.
Bev misunderstood me and thought the background inspiration
was part of the whole stitched piece.
Since then Bev has caused me many sleepless nights
lying awake ruminating and mulling ideas over.
I'm exploring hanging pieces over a backdrop
of the original photographic inspiration.
Photo transfer onto fabric is not something I am interested in.
The idea of a contrast between the textured stitching
and a smooth print on paper is a possibility.
The colour saturation on those prints would have to be cut back.
Viewing these images from my talk
I can see that the photo inspiration needs to be knocked back.
The stitched work should be the first thing you see.
Still have not had a moment to settle down to some stitching
but as you can see it is never far from my mind.