With Diwali approaching let us celebrate with images of ABSTRACT INDIA – Buddha, Temples and Elephants created from recycled materials using traditional methods of quilted applique and patchwork embellished in light reflective jewels, beads, mirrors and sequins.
ABSTRACT INDIA – GREEN BUDDHA TEMPLE reflects the inner light of quiet contemplation, created from a simple shape of Buddha sitting in his temple, repeated in green, blue and golden hues. Each panel is adorned with a beautiful jewel set against a background embellished in beads and sequins, bouncing light around, capturing the essence of Buddha.
ABSTRACT INDIA – VIBRANT BUDDHA TEMPLE is a thickly padded wall hanging created from individual abstract temples, each adorned in beads, sequins and mirrors, capturing the intensity of heat and light. A golden background is encrusted with light reflective embellishment and as light and sunshine passes over the surface so it evolves. Individual temples are thickly padded to create deep furrows within the surface of the textile, establishing an undulating landscape. Brown silk panels entice the viewer inside, a peaceful retreat from the lively exterior. Vibrant patterned fabrics capture the essence of festivities and celebration, each embellished to enhance colour and form.
ABSTRACT INDIA – ELEPHANTS is adorned in sequins capturing the intense heat of the day with the sun a cluster of silver sequins.
Each elephant is adorned in beautiful Indian fabric.
Recycling Indian fabrics is a great way to add authenticity to textile creations, with traditional costumes rich in colour, ready made appliques, beautiful fabrics adorned in silver and gold thread, jewels and mirrors.
Enjoy the festivities of Diwali and celebrate all that India has to offer with a rich and vibrant tapestry of colour, texture, pattern, embellishment and light.