I am six months into my creative challenge for 2018 Taking Shape: Cues from Nature – a monthly art project. I am planning to do a cycle of 12 months so this is hump month! It seems only fitting that my artwork depict a humpback whale.
It’s winter here in Copacabana and I vary the route of my morning walk to take in the whale viewing platform at Captain Cook Lookout on the Tudibaring headland. This is the view south towards Sydney:
I decided to focus on the shape of the whale tail.
It was technically challenging to compose the fluke, the two lobes of the whale tail, in one piece and to piece it into the background with the indented curve. Applique would have been much easier!
Echo stitching resulted in a secondary, alien motify – green martian anyone?
View the Taking Shape: Cues from Nature collection on my website. The next Monthly Art Project showcase is on 15 August 2018. I invite you to join the creative challenge with YOUR personal monthly art project.
Join the Monthly Art Project: Flourish in 2018!
The Monthly Art Project Facebook Group is open to any artist in any medium with a showcase on the 15th day of each month. New participants are welcome at any time.
Click throuch to view the July 2018 Showcase so far: