My February contribution to Artists Unbound went out to Gabriel DiTota.  It’s another multi-level 10 inch piece in the Deconstruction/Reconstruction theme for the year. The base is some hand dyed fabric and the top pieces are a deconstructed photo.

The Shuttle

Here’s the original photo taken at the American Textile Museum in Lowell, which is no longer there.

Tools of the Trade

Photoshopped the first time:

ATM 2 Cutout.sm

Do check out today’s post from Nina Marie!   Good read and good art!

Posted by:turtlemoonimpressions

The natural world is phenomenal and so much of the man-made world - our architecture, our cities - are stunning accomplishments. They exist hand in hand in both beautiful expressions and sometimes disastrous manifestations. Our entire existence with the natural and the invented is intertwined – each dependent on the other, even as my art evolves, each breathing in the wake of the other. Surface design is one aspect of the process that I love. I thoroughly enjoy the play with color, value and construct, particularly the improvisation which starts with one thing, an idea, a glimpse of a vision, perhaps something that captures my eye for a moment in time and it grows organically. I become focused on whatever piece I'm working on and follow my muse to find my way.

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