Saturday, July 28, 2012

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

Marie-Therese Wisniowski

Preamble
On this blog spot there are posts that center on my “Wearable Art” (e.g. scarves, digital or analogue created fabric lengths etc.) For your convenience I have listed these posts below.

A Selection of My Scarves
Leaves Transformed: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
My Fabric Lengths@QSDS
My Fabric Collection:"Oh, Oh Marilyn and Mona!"@Spoonflower
2013 Australian Craft Awards – Finalist
My Scarves@2014 Scarf Festival: "Urban Artscape" Pashminas
My New Scarves and Fabric Lengths
New Range of Silk Neckties - Karma and Akash
AIVA: My New Hand Dyed and Hand Printed Fabric Design
New Colorways For My 'Cultural Graffiti' Fabrics
Byzantine Glow: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Wall Flower: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics
Ink Fern: A New Collection of My Digitally Designed Fabrics


Introduction
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 post covered my ArtCloth component of the exhibition - When Rainforests Ruled. The second post 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.

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!