Sunday, July 26, 2009

Icoana- mozaic textil

A new work, a new project and an achievement I would say, that due to its complexity and detail of the mosaic art work .
O noua lucrare , un nou proiect si o realizare as spune eu; asta datorita complexitatii si muncii in detaliu a tehnicii mozaic.

I completed an icon of size 43x55 cm, created completely of fabrics, namely only satin worked in mosaic technique.

Am finalizat o icoana de dimensiunile 43x55 cm , creata complet din materiale textile, mai precis numai satin, lucrata in tehnica mozaicului.

Specifically: I have worked with small pieces of satin cuted to size 1x1 "and where was necessary I used strips the size of 2 mm width and 1 cm lungine. A pieces of satin were stuck on a previously selected fabric that I drawing the outline shapes of the icon, attached with fusible web, one by one. After  I finished  the integral gluing  I covered the whole icon,  gold edges , with old gold bronze tulle, to stabilize the satin pieces.

Concret: am lucrat cu bucatele mici de satin taiate la dimensiunea de 1x1"si unde modelul a cerut, am folosit si stripuri de dimensiunea de 2 mm latime si 1 cm lungine. Bucatelele de satin au fost lipite pe un material ales anterior pe care am desenat conturul formelor din icoana, lipite cu fusible web , una cate una; dupa ce am finalizat lipirea integrala am acoperit intreaga icoana, mai putin marginile aurii, cu tulle bronz auriu vechi, pentru a stabiliza bucatelele de satin.

After this operation I quilted the grooves of the  satin pieces. Finally I applied a gold border (I love goldchurches~ icon)because  it opens and creates the impression of continuous aura. I quilted the border too and I have to attach a binding, all gold, as a continuation of the border. I do not want to mix too many colors. On the connecting edge of the border with  the icon I have attached a green ribbon with antique gold, as a framework for the main reason.

Dupa aceasta operatie am quiltuit pe santurile dintre bucatelele de satin . In final am aplicat un border auriu- imi plac icoanele de biserici , aurii - pt ca mai deschide si creeaza impresia de aura continua. Am quiltuit si borderul si mai am de atasat un binding, tot auriu , ca o continuare a borderului. Nu vreau sa amestec prea multe culori . Pe marginea de unire a icoanei cu borderul am atasat un ribbon verde antic cu aurie , ca un cadru pentru motivul principal.

I chose thesatin to play the gloss  mosaic stone and that depending on the light the icon changes its colors become "other"
Am ales satinul pentru a reda luciul pietrei de mozaic si pentru ca in functie de lumina icoana isi schimba culorile devenind "alta".

In this work was valued Virgin expressiveness  and i admit that I worked at this point for I have not wanted to be a crude copy of the original image .I wanted  my icon to espress something special if even it was worked from fabrics.. La aceasta lucrare a fost apreciata expresivitatea maicii Domnului si recunosc ca am lucrat la acest punct pt ca nu am vrut sa fie o copie bruta a imaginii dupa care am lucrat ci am dorit ca icoana mea sa exprime ceva chiar daca este lucrata din material textil.

Do not ask me how work went .... of Sisyphus, but worth it I say, for hours i glues satin pieces, combining them to play the picture values plus the choice of materials. I had trouble with the fabrics because  I  not even had the colors and I  had to paint myself.... satin! And the use satin is a baroque satin  thicker than normal and more fluffy ..

Nu ma intrebati cum a decurs munca.... de Sisif, dar a merita zic eu; ore in sir de lipit bucatele de satin alunecoase, combinarea lor pentru a reda valorile tabloului plus alegerea materialelor . La materiale am avut probleme pt ca nu am avut chiar culorile pe care le-am dorit si a trebuit sa vopsesc eu....satin! Iar satinul folosit e un satin baroc, mai gros decat cel normal si mai pufos..

Here are finalized details of the icon:
Aici detalii din icoana finalizata:

And here is the finalized icon yet no binding (attach one edge of closing soon)

Si aici icoana finalizata , fara binding inca(marginea de incheiere o atasez curand)

Mosaic icon worked in town Lucca, Italy, it served me as a model for my work:

Icoana din mozaic lucrata in oraselul Lucca, Italia, mi-a servit drept model pentru lucrarea mea:

Although I would have liked a line closer to the original  I am  still happy with the result. Without false modesty I can confirm it is one of the best of my all work  so far even though I can`t framed it on quiltcategory . It is framed rather in mixed media art .... but I accept other opinions and criticism, of course.

Cu toate ca mi-as fi dorit o replica textila mai apropiata de original sunt totusi multumita de rezultat. Fara falsa modestie pot firma ca este una din cele mai bune lucrari ale mele de pana acum cu toate ca nu o pot incadra la categoria quilt. Se incadreaza mai degraba in mixed media art....dar accept si alte pareri si critici , bineinteles.

I wish you a new good week!
Va doresc saptamana buna tuturor!