Tuesday, June 26, 2012

'Eat Cherries'

6 1/2" Dye Painted Cotton Square
by Eileen Gidman
Coordinating 6 1/2” square
The Creston Valley, where I live is full of cherry trees and this pair of textile pieces represents the harvest yet to come this year.
Artistic licence allowed me to create different compositions than are really true to life. Normally, we see cherries surrounded almost entirely by the green of the leaves. Using red and green complementary colours alone I didn't think would convey what I was after - the warm summer days at cherry picking season. Surrounding the cherries with big blue sky is meant to achieve that. What do these little images suggest to you?

1 comment:

Win Dinn, Artist said...

Oh, my - I'm thinking pie! I so much enjoy cherry season, and the blue surrounding your cherries just makes them so hot and sunny.