Tuesday, 16 March 2010

...beaten copper bits....

...are what have been placed onto these two pieces.


.....I like the purple and brown mix......


....and how this one came to look like a "sunset" when it's bleached spot bleached un-evenly!



The copper was deliberately left untreated (no varnish or anything else)...

...so that it will darken and dull with age.

I'm thinking of using more copper bits with the henna pieces that are currently on my desk.....

...and I'm convinced that there's some "magic" going on here....


....I'm being steered towards.....


..triangles......


...amulets.....


..."goddesses".......


19 comments:

Dolores said...

I do like this. What are the long couched pieces in the foreground?

*jean* said...

oo i love copper! i recently made some smashed copper buttons...i love how you have couched the elements on the fabric...the "sunset" one is my favorite!

Chris Gray said...

The long couched pieces are strips of beaten copper...shaped like little paddles....

...and I like the "sunset" one too :-)

hudsondebb said...

I agree about the magic happening with these pieces- it feels like they contain something deep and ancient.

Chris Gray said...

..yes.....deep and ancient is about right....

..something from a shared soul memory....


...connected by threads...

jude said...

magic. ha!

Eva said...

Wonderful mysteries!

Chris Gray said...

...magic....

....AND mysteries!.....:-)

Mermaid's Purse said...

I prefer the colours of the sunset one too ....... with the copper bits!

JP said...

the sunset is fantastic

Sara said...

Beautiful work!

You know, of course, that sequins were originally just rings of copper wire, smashed flat.....



Have your read Sheila Paine's Amulet trilogy?

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Oh wow! Yes, so magical. Your pieces are so beautiful. I agree, I love the copper, brown and purple together and I love the shapes and ideas that are emerging

Yes please ... I think if was wearing a headscarf like Johnny's I would stand out from the crowd and EVERYONE would notice me ... I still shaking like a jelly with excitement
xoxo

Sweetpea said...

Goddesses in front of beehive ovens :>D
(sorry, couldn't resist)
Gorgeous...delightful...and a delight to watch/read your process.

mansuetude said...

there is beauty of horizons here and they feel so alive, as alive and moving active as an earthly place evoked.

wonderful

Chris Gray said...

The "sunset" seems to be a quite favourite!

Yes Sara, I've read all of Sheila Paine's books.....and found them really inspirational.

I'll have a go at bashing some sequins soon.....

....and have a think about "beehive ovens" too ;-)

Thanks for all the comments ....

...I always find them encouraging and useful

x

Clare Wassermann said...

african magic?

ArtPropelled said...

"something from a shared soul memory" ..... the stirring of ancient secrets.

Chris Gray said...

.....magic from Africa ...or from wherever it comes.....

.....and yes....

.. a "stirring of ancient secrets"


It's time.

JRonson said...

You really can work with textil perfectly, it's super miniminalist and i think that is beautiful, great job :)