Monday, July 5, 2010

Fiona's June letters - first alphabet done!

Here are the last of my experimental alphabet letters. It's been great fun trying different techniques and discovering new mediums.

W - is a small attempt at collage. It includes a small square of rusted paper, a fragment of rusted fabric, a red dot and the letter written in k.

X - was experimenting writing with bleach on black cotton - I like how it came out kind of blotchy.

Y- was an episode and a half! After many highways and byways it is gesso on wood, painted then lightly gilded and written on in ink.

Z - was my first attempt at writing on leather. It is ink on leather with some little background doodles.

All of them were written with a broken finger (which is now on the way to recovery - yay) so the writing is wobbly in places.

I am pretty excited by the thought of the next alphabet - but still haven't actually, finally and definitively decided what I'm doing!


Kim Schoenberger said...

Hi F,

The colours of these four letters sit so nicely together in the photo. Great experimental work, I like your use of the leather is it suede and did you paint it white?


Fiona Dempster said...

Hi Kim, no the leather was already white and I used the smooth surface. We get our 'seconds' bits and pieces from a leather factory near Narangba if you're interested - lots of good stuff!

Kim Schoenberger said...

Hi Fiona,

Oh nice, is that Packers? The ladies have a stall at the Medieval Fest each year. I also make medieval pouches and have many scraps, you are welcome to...

Callie said...

De belles lettres. J'aime beaucoup rouge/or, noir/rouge et les spirales toutes en rondeur sur le z tout en pointes.
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Beautiful letters. I like red / gold, black / red and spirals all rounded on z while spikes.