Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Scars from Nature



Amazing camping . Scars from Nature


My Latest tapestry














Last fall, after participating in the 13 Moons International Exhibit in Gatineau, we had the opportunity to spend some family time together with my kids and my husband camping in a wonderful site . There, not only the wilderness of the place was fascinating due to the exuberant deep thick forest, but also for the many different creatures and living species growing around.


It was in one of those hikes that my daughter Sofia decided to make a stop and take a picture. She was amazed about these yellow fungus growing here and there

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She called to show us the picture she took. The hike kept on going with random pictures from here and there.

On our return, I was really happy to see that she not only has a view for choosing interesting views and different things through the lens, but also to notice she has such an artistic sense of composition.


The image of the fungus was really interesting. The intricate interior of a burned tree created some scars that only time and weather are able to create.

Thanks to the support of the Ontario Arts Council I was able to have assistance in the weaving of this tapestry. Here is Yamile Roa, member of the Canadian Tapestry Network, the Tapestry Studio, the HGA of America and the Oakville Handweavers and Spinners Guild.

Thank you for your help, especially now that I have been under cortisone in my right elbow due to tendinitis.

This tapestry was interesting to weave especially for the different materials used. Specialty yarns where carefully selected and the colours we obtained were so interesting.

8 comments:

Krystyna Sadej said...

Absolutely beautiful tapestry! Congratulation Ixchel!

Victordelcorral said...

Wow Ixchel!!! What an incredible piece of art, both the colors and the shapes feel like they are vibrating.

Congratulations and keep it up!!! you are a true artist.


Victor

ixchel suarez said...

thank you ....victor and krystyna!

Michelle said...

It is stunning Ixchel, simply amazing!! The vibrant colors the textures...Fabuloso!!

xoxoo Michelle

Michelle said...

It is stunning Ixchel, simply amazing!! The vibrant colors the textures...Fabuloso!!

xoxoo Michelle

ixchel suarez said...

Molto Grazie amica!

Tannaz said...

Abosolutly marvellous !

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