Final worksPosted: June 1, 2015
I’ve produced three works for this module. The first one is a reportage style embroidery stitch inspired by the lively market square in Marrakech (Djemaa El-Fna). This piece is currently on display at the Craft in the Bay from 14th May to Mid June, 2015. It’s a mix work of hand and machine embroidery. The technique is heavily influenced by Tilleke Schwarz stitch art. I attended her stitch workshop a few moths back and I think her work tells narrative and communicative.
The linen is dyed with fabric dye I brought from the market square as well as the yarn. The decoration & colour is inspired from building and Riyad, traditional carpet pattern I saw in Marrakech market and the background is the atlas mountain.The piece is also inspired by Henry Martisse’s work regarding his visit to Morocco, in particular is in the composition where size and perspective that are not bound to western art rules.
From top left to top right: 1. Tajin, carpet, ceramic plates & fabric dye seller. 2. decorative doors in Marrakech 3. Yarn seller with his donkey 4. Morrocan lamps to sell
From bottom left to right: 1. Orange juice cart 2. Snake charmer 3. Water fountain 4. Storyteller 5. Water seller 6. Tooth puller. And cats. cats are everywhere, anywhere!
This is print-on fabric portrait of a Berber woman we visited in Morocco. This piece is inspired by carpets & windows decoration in Marrakech.