WEEK 8&9

After mid term presentation, I took some time off for the 4th of July to visit friends and family, relax and recharge. My first night back at PCCI, July 5, a visiting professor from Olivette college hosted a moth observation night! It was so great to see so many beautiful specimens up close, and to hear firsthand stories from a research biologist that regularly has to stay up all night to do his work.

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I spent a lot of time these two weeks focusing on my textile project for a print exchange hosted by Bend Gallery for August's first friday. I attempted to do my drawing for my screen print with charcoal to avoid the flat, graphic quality that screen prints often have. After proofing the print, I found I had issues with clarity-the small details didn't come through. That means time for 3 hours of work with a micron to clean things up! 

 original charcoal drawing

original charcoal drawing

 micron detailing on the reverse side of the transparency

micron detailing on the reverse side of the transparency

`Finally, success! The drawing was printed onto 10x10" squares of fabric dyed with the depicted plants

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 The print was designed to be pieced together into one 20x20' flag  - shown here before it was sewn & finished

The print was designed to be pieced together into one 20x20' flag  - shown here before it was sewn & finished