Sunday, April 29, 2012

Spirals of Metal

Scrap metal yards are one of my favourite places to visit, sporadically, as is my want and I find pieces of beauty like nowhere else. This spiral of metal is a great example, I mean.....yes! I could have selected a piece of metal and twisted it into that voila! but that piece of 'found' metal had already been melded into that position for a reason and then was vanquished to the bin.
A fortuitous meeting one day and in my studio, it has played it's part in the dyeing process, making it's mark on silk and mordanting the colour to the cloth and now, it embellishes my textile work.
Plucked from imminent metal melt-down, bet that piece never thought it would have a life like this!

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