The first in a series of three Multimedium 3D Textile Wall Hangings:
Fruit of the Spirit
My spiritual journey has brought me to evaluate the relationships in my life; with myself and others. Is what others say about me really who I am? Do I want to be who others say I am? What do I see?
Do I even see me? Do I treat others as I would like to be treated? How can I change?
What is the pathway for the journey? What will remind me to stay on the path of the journey?
The perfect opportunity to explore these questions of my spiritual journey arose from a challenge of my “Cutting Edge” art group called “Green Piece” … everyone was given a piece of green silk fabric with a fabulous red sheen (only green side to be used – yeah right) which was to be incorporated into an artwork 48” in depth as to conform in group showings and choice of size in width (35.5”).
Concept based on Galatians 5:22-23 and the mythology of “Mother Earth” as the piece developed. Designed, drawn, machine pieced, appliquéd, machine quilted, hand sewn,
hand works, and some fabrics hand dyed by Angie Gursche
©November 30, 2014
Progress details :
Fruit of the spirit.
When I was putting this together I saw the back of a wise black woman looking at the sunset … Green curly hair, bun in the hair in the form of a nest, hair clips in form of butterfly and honey bee with a Bali bird, pair and apple earrings, bug necklace, slug and spider tats, flowers as shoulder straps to dress …
Butterflies = growth, Dragonflies = freedom, Ladybugs = good luck or fortune, Honey Bees = natural sweetener and art supplies
A lot of new techniques tried out.
Christel says every time she looks at this she could cry it is so beautiful.