Illumination: Shock Wave

Catalog number: 2013-0012

DESCRIPTION: Have you ever been close enough to exploding fireworks to feel the shock waves from the explosions in your chest? Many of the marks in this piece are serendipitous. As I began to layer dye and resist, and to play with the arrangement of the cloth, what emerged and stuck with me was an abstracted image of fireworks reflected against a building. 

SIZE: 36 w X 72 h (inches)

MATERIALS: Cotton broadcloth, Polyester organza, Silk organza

MEDIA: Fiber reactive dye

TECHNIQUES: Bound resist, Resist (flour paste), Stitching (machine piecing), Stitching (raw edge applique), Discharge (thiox), Immersion dyeing (full water), Clamped resist


9/29/2013, Completed