Another long gap between posts but at last the time to post.
are a number of what are known as 'ponds' around the pyramids outside
the Louvre in Paris. They have now become cracked and damaged and are
now, I understand, undergoing renovations. I took photographs of the
tiled floor and through the water they were a lovely range of pastel
blues, greens and yellows.
I took two slightly different photographs of these tiles and they inspired me to create two large painted and stitched panels.
One of my favourite buildings in Paris is the Grand Arch at La Défence. It has many windows with lots of reflections in them.
wanted to interpret this in some way and came up with the idea of
having different iconic places in Paris in each of the windows. The
windows were replicated in the sides and lid of a box.
The images in the windows were printed on clear acetate. The cross members of the windows were made from button hole bars.
creating the oak leaf vessel and bag tag, I continued with the oak leaf
theme and made an oak leaf tassel. I made three oak leaves from pelmet
vilene for the header of the tassel.
While I was on with making tassels, I decided to make an Eiffel Tower tassel using the same method.
the theme of iconic places in Paris, I printed more of them on the
acetate sheets and used them on the flap of a hand bag.
body of the bag was dark green acrylic velvet. Not easy to work with
and so very messy. Bits everywhere!! However, it looks nice.
have already used the Arab Institute building as inspiration for a
number of pieces and this wall of tiles was used again to create another
Finally, from another iconic structure, the Moretti tower in La Defence, I created a panel.
Cheers to everyone who visits.