Saturday, July 28, 2012

My New Silk Rayon Velvet Scarves
@Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery
Wearable Art

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
The dual exhibition When Rainforests Ruled (Marie-Therese Wisniowski) and Floating (Helen Lancaster) opened on the 7th July, 2012 at Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery (Freemans Reach, NSW, Australia). The dual exhibition was reviewed by Irene Manion whose article will appear in the August Edition of Textile Fibre Forum. The exhibition will close on the 31st of August, 2012 - giving ample time for those who are in reachable distance of the Gallery to view the exhibition.

This post is the last in a series of three. The first blog covered my ArtCloth component of the exhibition - When Rainforests Ruled. The second blog covered Helen Lancaster’s component of our dual journey - Floating. The final post in the series covers my wearable art – silk rayon velvet scarves. They were especially created for sale at Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery.


Introduction
Designer clothes, cloths and wearable art itself have featured on this blogspot. For your convenience I have listed the following posts that feature images of designer clothes, cloths and/or wearable art.
Confluence – 2011 International SDA Conference
Transformation
ArtCloth Swap
A Selection of My Scarves
A New Collection of Designer Cloths
The Art of Jenny Kee
Fabric Lengths@QSDS
Costumes of Ballets Russes
Nuno Felted Scarves@Felted Pleasure
Versace Retrospective – 1982 to 1997
After Five – Fashion From Darnell
My Fabric Collection
Costumes of the Tsars
Ludmilla's Wearable Art
Australian Craft Finalist Award
Fashion From 1907 to 1967
The Basic Kimono Pattern
The Kimono and Japanese Textile Design
My Scarves@2014 Scarf Festival
The Art of Fascinators - Flora Fascinata
Some Wearable Art@The Powerhouse Museum
Muslim Headscarves
Wearable Art Produced by the TextielLab in 2013
Ancient Egyptian Dress
Costumes Designed for the Australian Ballet
A Fashion Data Base (1.0)

There are three basic ingredients (as opposed to definitions) that all artworks possess; (i) they need to be “engaged”; (ii) they are non-functional, and (iii) they are aesthetic. Wearable Art is “Art” when placed in an art context but when it is not placed in an art context, its functionality obscures the act of engagement. My scarves are wearable art.

My scarves have been created using a range of fabrics and various hand dyeing and hand printing techniques. They are a one-off creation, never to be repeated in color, tone or overall design. However, some of the design elements may re-appear in other scarves, but the overall colors and design is what ensures their uniqueness.

The scarves that were created for Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery included the silk rayon velvet scarves below and a series of hand dyed and hand printed pashmina scarves - the subject of a previous post - see: A Selection Of My Scarves.

What I do not do is sew, even though my mother (Milla Wisniowski) created fashion-wear for the Melbourne (Australian) fashion industry. I figured that one sewer/designer of clothes in the family was more than enough. I like to acknowledge and thank her for all the scarves that required stitching.

My scarves are available in various galleries, art and craft outlets throughout Australia. For example, in the Hunter Valley Vineyards (Australia) they are available from Butterflies Gallery.

My sincere thanks to Robyn, Carl and Caitlin who made exhibiting at Purple Noon Art and Sculpture Gallery such a relaxing venture.


My Silk Rayon Velvet Scarves

Selection of ArtCloth scarves for sale shown with the “When Rainforests Ruled” framed artworks on the Purple Noon Art And Sculpture Gallery's corrugated iron wall.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 1.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Dyed, over-dyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 180 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 1 - Detail View.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 2.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Dyed, discharged, overdyed, silk screened, hand painted and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 185 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 2 - Detail View.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 3.
Technique: Hand dyed and hand printed by the artist. Shibori multi-dyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 27 cm (width) x 178 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 3 - Detail View.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 4.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Dyed, overdyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 188 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 4 - Detail View.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 5.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Dyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 183 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 5 - Detail View.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 6.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Dyed, discharged, overdyed, silk screened, hand painted and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 185 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 6 - Detail View.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 7.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Shibori multi-dyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 210 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 7 - Detail View.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 8.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Dyed, discharged, silk screened, hand painted and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 180 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 8. Detail view showing silk screened foil on reverse side of scarf.

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 9.
Technique: Hand dyed and Hand printed by the artist. Dyed, discharged, silk screened and foiled employing dyes and foil on silk rayon velvet.
Size: 28 cm (width) x 183 cm (length).

ArtCloth Velvet Scarf 9 - Detail View.

2 comments:

Svenja said...

beautiful work, rich, layered detail. Congratulations.

Jane Suffield said...

Luscious colours and gorgeous textures. Very Beautiful!