Climate Crisis: Drought/Fires (fabric collage)


8″ x 8″ x 1.5″ deep stretched canvas

The top is a collage of fabric pieces I have dyed (cyanotype* covered with a Van Dyke brown**; a tree branch image Van Dyke brown), and stamped (with an orange half; and a wooden block wrapped with a metal chain).  This collage is attached to a linen piece of fabric glued to the canvas.  The top collage piece lifts up to reveal two small strips of muslin stamped with the words “drought” and “fires.”  The sides are wrapped with various fabric strips in tones of white on two sides and beige on the other two.  Additional machine and hand embroidery (green thread) embellish the top piece.  The top back has an attached wire for hanging.

*/** these are processes which use a light sensitive emultion spread on the fabric, topped with an acetate transparency or negative and a glass piece, exposed to a light source, then rinsed and dried.        nan genger