An odd word, mimicry. Doesn't roll off the tongue very well. And what I'm doing with it here, in stitches, isn't rolling off the needle very well. Frustrating but I keep going.
Thought I'd see what would happen if I tried to imitate the "feeling" of fabric pattern with embroidery thread. Maybe that's an echo and not a mimic?
Works a little better in some areas than others...
Helpful to pull back, see it in a photo...some of these stitches need to be carried clear across a few bands of fabric rather than be kept contained in little areas. I'll send some off to wander wildly like their patterned cousins.
Really not sure what is going on with this one. Went a bit *swooney* when I saw this post over on India's blog. I thought she was posting some very fine examples of Australian textile art but as I read on, nooo, they were contemporary indigenous paintings. wow.
Could that feeling, that pattern play, be translated into stitches I wondered. Someone can probably do it but I'm not sure it's me. Can't get this anywhere near where I'd like it to be quite yet ~ may even start over. May stop. Still, the process has been worth all the effort so far. I've had quite a few conversations in my head with whoever this artist is...I want to know WHY they made those marks the way they did. Maybe then I could better understand why they speak to me so loudly and why I feel the need to stitch them. Maybe then I COULD stitch them.
Mimicry...defined as "the act or art of copying or imitating closely."
HAPPY HALLOWEEN, my friends ~ now go mimic some ghosts & goblins!
The Old Hall, Fairies by Moonlight; Spectres & Shades, Brownies and Banshees
~ John Anster Fitzergerald, c. 1875 ~
courtesy of The Leicester Galleries