Wednesday, September 12, 2012

KITCHEN SINK TRANSFORMATIONS



INDIGO AND RUST
Scant Words
A Plethora of Photographs

SEASHELLS WRAPPED IN COTTON 
TIGHT
INTO THE INDIGO
FIVE DAYS LATER
UNWRAPPING
STAINED SHELLS
MORE TO COME
THE INSIDE
WASHED
I SEE TREES
PLAIN WOODEN PRAYER BEADS
LEFT OVERNIGHT
PALE LAVENDER COTTON/NYLON JACKET
FOUND IN THE STREET WHERE SOMEONE DROPPED IT
WASHED AND SUBMERGED
 THREE HOURS LATER
 CLOSEUP OF VARIATIONS
 A LESSON IN PATIENCE
 COTTON T-SHIRT TIE DYED INDIGO
 AFTER WASHING AND IN A HURRY
PLACED BRIEFLY IN A LOW OVEN
CLOSE UP OF THE BURN!
COTTON CLOTH
WRAPPED AROUND RUSTY TIN CAN
 FIVE DAYS IN THE BATH
 WITH PARSLEY PIECES LAID INSIDE
DISCARD DEBRIS 
 WASHED AND SET IN RICE VINEGAR
 THREE TIMES
 AND
 'VOILA!'
THE END
FOR NOW



5 comments:

deanna7trees said...

just love all of your experiments. some terrific results. great idea with the shells.

Nancy said...

Seashells huh? Nice :)

montana joe said...

glorious!! i find myself wondering if you have something particular in mind for choosing rice vinegar over other vinegars?

Ms. said...

rice vinegar is what I had (I use it pretty exclusively for food stuff. Sometimes I buy cheap regular vinegar--for dyeing--just didn't have any. Use what you got is my motto. Soon I'll reap the ripened berries of poke weed (I grow it in the very back of the tree garden spaces I ten at a local church, over the objections of some critical viewers who call it a noxious weed--ha--I'm of the opinion that all so called weeds can be useful. This one stays where I put it. Also growing wode for dye purposes...but in pots there.

grace Forrest~Maestas said...

HOLY MOLEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!