Flames are very much on my mind at the moment. This year, the theme for Felt United is flames and Tracy Markey and I are arranging an exhibition around flames and the sun to coincide with the day. So it’s no surprise that when I came across this remnant from a previous project in my cupboard, I immediately thought phoenix.
The basic bird shape is good but obviously the colouration is completely wrong for a phoneix. So my first move was to transform it with flame.
I find it much easier to concentrate on shape when I’m not distracted by colour or pattern. Now the bird is a uniform colour I can see the changes I’d like to make to the shape with the most change being in the tail area. This is as far as I’ve got so I’m afraid you’ll have to wait to see morre but I will show you as soon as I do it.