Thursday, February 23, 2012

Decision/ Faces And Places

Judy Momenzadeh and Michaele Shapiro

Detail View

We just received notice that our piece, Decision, was juried into the Faces And Places exhibit in St. Augustine, Florida. The exhibit is put on by the Fiber Artist Network. 

Faces And Places
Fiber Art Exhibit
A juried exhibit of contemporary fiber art
Butterfield Garage Art Gallery, St. Augustine, FL.
April 6 – 28, 2012
Juried by Gretchen Ebersol

This piece has a lot of meaning to Michaele and I since we both have ties to New Orleans, which is where I took the photos. The main theme of the piece are the decisions so many had to make when Katrina approached New Orleans but I think everyone can relate as we are confronted with difficult decisions, big and small, on a daily basis. It's about the known vs. the unknown. The scenes were shot in the French Quarter on a visit there last summer.
We used one of my favorite techniques, collagraphy (a type of monoprinting), to add another layer of color to the photos. Five separate images were used. In the background we used flour resisted linen and upholstery toile. A design decision was made to reverse the door on the left, the numbers are reversed to show things are not always as they seem, the unknown.