Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Corn 2016

Corn No. 49 from 2012

Just when I thought I didn't have anything more to say about Corn, I was asked to participate in a three woman show come January 2017.  I was asked if I would be interested in creating some new Corn pieces for the show.

I said yes, all the while thinking I'm done with Corn, why am I saying yes?

Well it turns out I'm not done with Corn. The subconscious wants what it wants, and it was clearly wanting Corn.

Yesterday I managed to purchase the stretched canvas upon which my new pieces shall be mounted, and for a really good price.

Upon that purchase all sorts of imagery of finished pieces popped into my head. This time I'm going for a more earthy approach, using actual soil, clays, ochers, and earth pigments in combination with indigo, rust, and natural dyes (yes I'll be dyeing with corn husks, leaves, cobs, etc, with just a touch of digitally printed fabrics that lends to the modern digital tech age today's farms are becoming!

Stay tuned!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Looking Back...

Shroud No. 1
Cotton Fabric
Natural Dyes

I started out with several yards of white cotton fabric that I wrapped around a pile of leaves, twigs, stones, etc. into what looked like a swaddled child.

And there it sat, for a couple of months, in a rusty wheel barrow filled with rain water and vinegar.

And then it lived on my concrete driveway for a couple of months.  

The fabric bundle unwrapped.

Detail of the marks, stains, etc. 

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Announcing my Ask Kimberly Event!!!

I will be hosting my first ever live 

Ask Kimberly Event 

at Periscope on June 12th @ 8pm CST!!!

This month’s topic will be Mixed Media with Natural Dyes

You can find me on Periscope @kbaxterpackwood