ART ON SILK
Lithography, etching and EMBROIDERY on silk
"FASHION IS ART AND YOU ARE THE CANVAS."
an overlapping registration
For this piece I have chosen to use lithography, zinc etching, and embroidery on silk. These mediums have contributed to the depiction of a woman creating a dress onto herself. Lithography is used as a base for my image as it has soft lines, mirroring the construction of a woman’s body. The next registration is an overlaid etching to build the bust of a dress. The use of etching’s stark line work creates the structure of my piece. Lastly, through the use of embroidery I have added colour and a further dimension, while representing the artistic process of the hand.
The overall piece articulates the uniqueness of handmade artwork. In a society geared towards economical advancements through technology, I feel that it is more important than ever to maintain the hand in the artistic process.