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Whimsical Reef

Pam Jernigan's avatar Pam Jernigan

Whimsical Reef is a mixed media piece that I have been designing and working on for several months. It consists mostly of fabric, mixing both silk and sheer fabrics with yarns and specialty threads, funky trims and shells, all arranged to give the viewer the sensation of an underwater view of a whimsical tropical reef. I arranged three layers to give the piece depth. I am working on using lighting to give the look of sunlight coming through the water. I used "fancy dress" fabrics to create the fish and a lot of the sea life on the reef. I challenged myself to walk through fabric and craft stores and see things for what they could be used for, not what the intended use was. Everything on the piece is readily available with very little alteration, such as dye or paint. I started designing and creating artwork from textiles three years ago. I have no background in art or design. I had never even thought of doing anything remotely considered art. So glad I changed my mind!

Entry Details
  • Art form: 3-D
  • Depth: 24 inches
  • Medium: textile - mixed media
  • Width: 10 feet
  • Year created: 2017
  • Height: 8 feet