Black Smokers: Part III of Trajectory: Escape Velocity

blacksmokers

I was reminded the other day that I had not posted this yet. Sorry! Family life overtook me for a while there and I forgot to blog.

This panel represents black smokers, where early life was thought to have originated. I felted roving on top of silk to create the black smokers which I then appliqued onto the background. Then there was white silk sticking out, so I painted around the edges with a metallic blue fabric paint.  I also put a big plume of smoke in the middle, its base hidden.

The ribbon that is couched on represents streams of smoke or bubbles.  I fused some very small metallic pieces I picked up at Scrap DC to represent those early single celled organisms.  They start out small in number, but as they rise to the top, they become much more numerous. Look for this theme in future panels, as populations rise and create tension over habitat space.

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These are tweets of the black smoker in progress:

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2 thoughts on “Black Smokers: Part III of Trajectory: Escape Velocity

  1. I enjoy hearing the inspiration for the piece and seeing the thoughts take form. Cool the way the painted silk creates a sense of added depth and shadow playing with light, the way water moves and bends light.

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