One of my favorite parts of creating my art is choosing the color palette. I typically begin with six or seven ‘starters’, and as the piece begins to take shape I then add more. When this piece started taking on its unusual shape, it began to remind me of a young child who has no pressure to stay within the lines when coloring.
Coiling is a technique using fabric and/or yarn to cover rope, rope becoming the core. While covering the rope I continually use the fabric to connect one row to the next. In making the continual connections, the piece becomes firm and acquires the desired shape and design.