I say that only because I have so many ideas for this series that I am panting at the bit to get to the next one before the most recent one is done!
This particular one got put on the backburner so many times during the past two months that I kind of lost focus.
For instance, it languished in my studio in this format for quite some time. I knew it wasn't working, and knew it was about the target begin the wrong proportion, but didn't want to have it centred and/or bigger when the opaque fabric would cover so much of the map.
And guess what I made the target out of? I auditioned several fabrics, most of them "tulle" or "mesh" types - but I ended up using window screen - as having the right weight and translucence.
And of course, I hand cut all the letters again...(which are a lot of letters is you're hand-cutting and hand sewing them down!) But, if I do "graffiti" in a piece again, I'm going to paint it I think rather than sewing or embroidering them.
(Love that quote by Patricia J. Williams - actually, her whole article was great.)
And hey, if you live in Indiana, the first piece in this series "America Now - Walking While Black" (the Trayvon Martin piece) debuts at the InSea/USSEA Regional Conference United States Society for Education Through Art in Indianapolis, IN., this weekend.
If you're in the area, please check it out!
Have a great weekend everyone - I'm excited to work on my next piece - something nice and light. :) *phew*