The brief is to initially spend some time working in my sketchbook exploring the theme ‘Man-made Environment’.
I started with a prison bars concept, that changed to piano wires, then considered snapped piano wires springing across the taut ones still firmly held in place. Next I looked at the space below, within the piano, where light and shade mix and included a reflection of something bright caught in the shadowplay.
The red focal area was free-motion stitched and the lines were machine corded in place.
‘Highly Strung’ by Claire Brach 9 x 13cm (unframed). Inktense pencils, free-motion stitching and machine cording.