I pulled out some fabrics in the range of 'golden light' colours which would either allow the light through or reflect it.
The pile on the left is what I found.
The grey chiffon is clearly not in the colour range and was removed after this photo.
I used the A4 drawing of cork tree bark as my template and used it to cut threads in the layers of fabric, starting with the palest chiffon
|Palest pink satin underneath|
|I tried to work out a patter for each layer that would give|
a final arrangement like the cork bark, with areas of greater
depth and areas with closer lines. This is at layer 3.
|This is one of the more translucent layers against|
a window. This made me think again about
what imagery might be meaningful for this piece.
|Close-up of the next layer in|
|The light coming trhough from behind gives it an attractive glow, and shows the variety of colour achieved, but also reveals that I could have|
paid more attention to the detail of the pattern when designing it.