Palm Avenue 12"x15"
The background for Neighbors is a decorator fabric that has been quilted. The houses are collections of painted, silk-screened, stenciled fabrics with some of my favorite images added.
Brothers in Arms is from a photoof Bob and Bill taken in Brooklyn , NY, 1930's. Bill had a missing arm and was embarrassed to have his picture taken, so Bob put his arm behind him to make his friend feel less embarrassed.
Brothers in Arms
12 "x 11"
In Birdsong House, the house a telephone book page, human images are gel transfers, flowers are silk screened, and the little birdies are stamped on telephone book pages, all sewn together. Birdsong House 12 " x 11 " Family Tree House uses decorator fabric for the background and has gel transfer, transparency, and silk screened images, as well as an acrylic painted and stamped house.
Family Tree House 12"x 13 1/2"
Vernon Street Gang uses a plush cut "velvet" background; house is painted, silk screened, photo transfer of boys on porch circa 1949 in Oakland CA.
Vernon Street Gang 12 " x 11" Red House on Vine Street has a decorator fabric background, houses painted, silk-screened, and a favorite "boy with a hat" gel transfer image .
Red House on Vine Street 12" x 14 "
Decorator fabric background, painted and silk-screened houses, figures gel transferred.
Summer, First Ward
16 1/2"x12 "
Morning Glory Lane house is pretty dark and barely shows the figures so I added some yellow silk screened dandelions and lighter windows an doors.
Morning Glory Lane
Background of Mater Dolorosa is cut "velvet" decorator fabric (got halos?), church is painted and silk-screened cotton, image is gel transferred.
11 1/2" x 12"
The colors of the decorator fabric used in the background reminded me of San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. I'm not sure if I'm done with this tiny piece yet.
Avenida San Miguel
12" x 10 "