Monollage = monotype + collage. Every monollage begins with a piece of fabric that I printed using my custom-blended textile paints. The fabric is usually abstract and non-representational which is the fun for me. I study the various parts of the over-all design until “I see” something in it that suggests an object or a feeling.
In this case I saw a grid and layers of strata which triggered the name and then how I would move forward with the rest of the piece.
I then sewed various pieces of painted and dyed fabric into the the same shapes of the grid with tiny 1/4″ pieces. I also sewed other pieces to extend some of the brush strokes in the original printed piece and built out the entire design with more grid-like sewing.
The entire assembly was then sandwiched with batting and a backing fabric then stitched together. My husband David assembles the hardwood frames that I then custom-paint to match the work and wall hanging wire is attached to the back.
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