g. roslie modscape abstract landscape textile art 'moon & water'


g. roslie modscape abstract landscape textile art 'moon & water'


g. roslie’s ModScape series - ‘moon & water’

each one-of-a-kind ModScape textile art is conceived as a visual experience of a natural landscape found wandering the earth, memorized in the mind’s eye or by photograph & re-created in a minimalist, modern abstract fashion onto a textile art form combining my love of natural places, natural dyeing, textiles, modern design & art. my aim is to create a sense of peace, calm & contemplative reflection through the work i do for both myself and the viewer.

: moon & water - inspired by the lovely poem by mary oliver of the same name, the peaceful pink moon & the soothing rippling indigo sea brings a calming zen feel to the viewer. the moon is dyed with avocado & then hand painted with a mixture of plant pigments to create the crater effect:

I wake and spend
The last hours
Of darkness
With no one

But the moon.
She listens
To my complaints
Like the good

Companion she is
And comforts me surely
With her light.
But she, like everyone,

Has her own life.
So finally I understand
That she has turned away,
Is no longer listening.

She wants me
To refold myself
Into my own life.
And, bending close,

As we all dream of doing, she rows with her white arms
Through the dark water
Which she adores.

measurement: 51” w x 56” l

from the maker g. roslie:

Please note that all of my goods are hand made using recycled, vintage and/or new eco, sustainable, organic materials. I spend countless hours putting my love into each piece I create starting from hand picking the fabric, hand washing & drying, dyeing, designing, drafting & cutting the pattern to sewing, stitching, ironing....  natural dyeing is a very lengthy process involving days to weeks of preparation starting with scouring, organic soy milk curing & finally immersing in the precious botanical dye bath. the results are always surprising & the inherent beauty of natural dyed textiles are the nuances of coloration that give each dyed piece it's one of a kind, unique characteristic.  naturally dyed textiles are gentle on the environment whereby eliminating the cocktail of toxins associated with synthetic dyeing processes but it is an incredibly involved & time consuming process.  naturally dyed fibers also fade with time & exposure to the sun can quicken the fading process so it's good to be mindful of hand washing separately & sparingly with like colors with very gentle ph neutral detergents in cold water & drying naturally out of direct sunlight.  with vintage or recycled materials, there are inherent markings that some may consider "flaws" ~ I personally find that it's these beautiful little "scars" that give each piece it's own special character, imparting a uniqueness that I could not create with a perfect pristine brand new piece of fabric. I love the perfection of imperfection and I don't discard fabrics due to these "scars". Please keep this perspective in mind if you are thinking of purchasing any of my goods.

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