A friend sent me a link to some wonderful textile art:
You must take a look at her work: “Artist Bisa Butler draws from an array of vibrant patterned fabrics to create portraits of everyday people. She eschews representational colors, favoring layered jewel-toned hues to form the skin of her Black subjects, and often groups figures together into strong silhouettes.”
Her pieces are breathtaking – wild bold fabrics done as raw edge appliqué and quilted rather loosely following the contours of the elements of her figures. The pieces are large so you’d need huge wall spaces to hang any of them.
I must look through my photos to see if I have anything suitable to try a piece like this.
BTW – scroll down on the link to Butler’s work – you’ll see lots of other unusual textile/fibre art work.
Here’s a second link to more of Lisa Butler’s work: https://www.thisiscolossal.com/2019/09/quilted-portraits-of-black-figures-by-bisa-butler/
I’ve been looking closely at the photos – I think she may be creating shadows and texture using organza on top of the fabric she uses to create the shapes/space. I must try that.