After completing my studies and starting to cleaning up my studio I was keen to get back to making.
I decided to take a break and make a couple more in the Synesthesia series – a collection of 24 small works about how I feel about different colours – what their individual energies feel like.
#22 Yellow-orange was next. I knew the feeling I wanted to evoke so assembled the threads and fabrics.
I made a quick sample…
…and started. But I was fighting fires the whole time. The first mistake was laying down too much ‘dark’. Working over it with a lighter thread turned it a greeny colour. The circles persisted in forming straight lines…
Eventually I gave up and started again. I took the time to establish the values and their range then made decisions within those parameters to get the right feeling/energy.
I think of a fermenting, bubbling energy when I see this colour.