Saturday, June 01, 2013

Snow White Red Stitch - UnRuly Cloth & Canvas

Snow White Red Stitch - "UnRuly Cloth & Canvas"
alongside Jude Hill

Snow White Red Stitch UnRuly Cloth & Canvas @ CAPI Art Portfolio Experimentations

intriqued by the flooding images of Snow White ... not so much the fairy tale by the metaphor 
and seeming universal coincidences -- I sit and contemplate adding stitch to my art -- I pierce my skin to the point of blood and Snow White makes an appearance ...and in it's oldest German form her mother stitched as she pierced herself with a needle and contemplated the birth of a girl child upon seeing the spilled blood 

such a strong theme for me
sometimes I feel small when the universe converges 
sometimes I feel large when the universe converges 


The Red Thread .. 
a conceptual stitch

that which seems to slowly sew its way alongside every path I take 
the connector ... 
the one who holds it all together ... 
the element found in every layer 
the one who brings it back to the whole 
in unity

In chinese legend 
the red thread connects those who are destined to meet
the thread may tangle or stretch but will never break "


Jude made a comment that the 
" Red is quite shocking on white " 

Definition shocking  

1. Highly disturbing emotionally.
2. Highly offensive; indecent or distasteful 
3. Very vivid or intense in tone

interesting to me I had immediately associated " shocking" with something loud, obnoxious , 
disgraceful , out to make a statement, 
rather than embrace its " milder cousin" of vivid and intense within a color sense


continuing to ponder 
::: milliande 

White & Blood - What if Diaries

White & Blood - What if Diaries 

... alongside Jude Hill

Heightened awareness , I remember Jude mentioning something 
like brainstorming through a filter, a WHITE filter. 

As I step outside I see white piercing out of the surroundings ... 
I am always intrigued as to how my brain responds to such cues ...
as if by magic when no other significance was noted minutes before 
white now demands my attention as I walk to pick some broccoli for 
our dinner ... and then PAIN .... BLOOD ... Red on White ... 

A splash of red blood lands on my white crystal stone which I had brought home from the sea.

Images of Snow White come flooding in from some recesses in my brain ... Red marking White ... Pain shadowing Joy .... Side by Side.... On top and Underneath ... Pure Flesh Pierced ... 

  • White Feather
  • White Cloud
  • Transparency 
  • Red Blood
  • White Crystal
  • Balance
  • Snow White 
  • Tale/ Story / Narrative 

And so it goes that ....

"Once upon a time there was a beautiful and righteous Queen who was stitching one night. When she pricked herself a tiny drop of blood fell onto the white linen and upon seeing the drop of blood she made a wish, that she’ll have a child, a daughter, as white as the white linen with lips as red as the drop of blood that fell onto the white linen."

Gathering thoughts 
::: milliande :) 

Begin with White - "What if Diaries " alongside Jude Hill

Begin with White - "What if Diaries " alongside Jude Hill  

When I think of white .... 
" White Storming " 

As I was sitting outside on my little patio in the sunshine contemplating " White" and it's emotional associations I made a list off all the words on my iPad ... when suddenly a little white feather arrived reflected by the white clouds on the transparent screen of my iPad ... So I am listening :) and shall start there

White Feather
White Cloud

 so here I shall start

  • White Feather
  • White Cloud
  • Transparency

::: milliande

"What if Diaries" - a Journey alongside Jude Hill

"What if Diaries" - a Journey alongside Jude Hill  Cloth and stitching are not my main love but have always made an appearance from time to time yet I have never fully managed to include rather than seperate stitch from my art.

 Having followed Jude Hill's Spirit Cloth blog for a while I am always struck by her sensibilities to an authentic narrative, a persisting story weaving it's way into her art . 

So when the chance arise to walk alongside her for a while participating in her " What if diaries " I could not resist ... so lets begin

Hat if ? 

... milliande