Saturday, August 30, 2008

Lost Treasures - a Silk Carving©

"Lost Treasures"
66" x 17", silk

This is not a natural bloom or blossom but a Silk Carving© about the natural treasures such as blooms and blossoms and trees that are lost in our world. Thus it is called "Lost Treasures" . Taking photos is a passion of mine (as you may have realized in the meanwhile) , but often "only" a tool that I use as pre-work for my main tasks as a painter, sculptor and textile artist. As such I try to set little reminders from time to time of our natural treasures which need to be preserved.

This Silk Carving is a bas-relief made from one single piece of silk, sculptured into a wall art piece in a technique that I invented. As a symbol for the many acres of rain forest that have been burned to ashes on our planet I added blackened pieces of cork. I also burned real holes into this piece (this was the scary part of the art work - after hundreds of hours of stitching and stuffing I did not want it to become a torch).

The piece belongs to a series about Hawaiian Symbols...

Here are a couple of detail photos:

8 comments:

ESCUDERO said...

Oh my Petra, you never cease to amaze me! I went on your web site and enjoyed seeing all of your incredible photos, and I loved your deadly sins series. I look forward to seeing more of those drawings.

Bye the way, thank you for visiting my work, and for your kind remarks. Holy, Holy, Holy - is a 28"x30" painting. It is much more involved than the little painting below. I enjoyed making it.

After looking at your photos for the past month or so, you inspired me to work more delicately in one small painting I just finished last night. It's called "Ouch" I'll probably put it up sometime next week or within 2 weeks.

This silk relief is incredible Petra. It is a Wow!

Petra Voegtle said...

Thank you so much Veronica for your kind words. Look forward to your next paintings.

Kalilea said...

I spent at least half an hour staring at the detail in this piece and feel like I could like at it for hours more. All that was just for photographs of the original artwork so I can only imagine how beautiful the creation itself is.

Kim said...

wonderful work Petra...
the process behind the carving is fascinating...
SO UNIQUE!!!
I love the colour harmonies throughout..

Petra Voegtle said...

Kalilea - you made me laugh - thank you for the sweet compliment!

Petra Voegtle said...

Kim, thank you again for your kind words. It makes me happy that fellow artists find things interesting that I am doing!

Deborah Paris said...

Stunning work Petra!

Petra Voegtle said...

Hi Deborah - thank you for your compliment. It's one of my favourite works with deep emotions...