Laura Brady

Melted weed

  • Textiles, flower
  • 10 x 8 x 0.5 in
  • $75.00
  • Laura Brady

Original textile, fiber, framed, signed artwork. Botanical flora dried and pressed: is it a weed or a flower? Or both?

This piece was created by applying heat to fused, polyester stretch velvet that has been stitched with cotton thread. When hit with a heat gun or soldering iron, synthetic fabrics melt but cotton thread does not, resulting in some fascinating textures, shapes, and colors.

I love the way unrelated things struggle together in my art: Natural materials in conjunction with the synthetic. Bright colors, interesting shapes, tangled threads, bits of everything. Scraps. I use texture and dimension to add bursts of energy that sometimes explode beyond the confines of the frame. I like to challenge the eye to find harmony within chaos, rhythm in randomness, similarity in opposites. Tiny details elucidate the whole; surprising combinations lead to a new interpretation of ordinary things.

  • Framed: 10.75 x 8.75 x 1 in
  • Subject Matter: Nature
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