This is a fabric collage art piece a combination of satin and tie-dye fabric which is locally called “Adire” in my society ( Africa– Nigeria), I made a needle stitches on the collage to show a sense of joining among the fabrics used and also a display of colours in my artwork.
In this work of art I try to create areas of emphasis by creating a contrast of temperature– i.e expressing the use of cool and warm colours.
“A Box of Adire” is the title of my artwork, is an imagination of a box loaded with various colours of Adire (tie-dye fabric) given as a gift to a person in 1950’s,1960’s and 1970’s etc in my society- at that period it was a powerful and expensive gift to give as a present.
In those days Adire was a rare and expensive cloth because it was done locally by few individuals, which was mostly used for occasion, ceremonies and traditional purpose.
However, in this contemporary time Adire has almost lost it’s values because of the advancement in technology– mass production of tie-dye fabric with textile machines, making it to be affordable and available in large quantity. Nevertheless ,the best and durable adire is the one done locally.
Art lovers, this original artwork is for sale at a very thoughtful price of $ 1200, to purchase this fabric collage painting contact me through- firstname.lastname@example.org