A Photograph

Mobile Photography is the future of the art form.  Discrete intimate and always accessible to capture a moment. –  David S. McNamara

Photographs are said to preserve a moment in time, chronicle a piece of history, and refer to the ephemeral.  Does the act of photo manipulation rewrite the history documented in the original photograph? I don’t use photos as a memory aid, but as a way to manipulate color, patterns and shape.  I decided to co-mingle technology with textiles producing sticks-a-gogo Art Cloth.

For the last two years, I’ve produced images for surface design on fabric.  Below are two examples, showing the original image and the resulting surface element.

  ©2020 Mary Lou Fall

  ©2020 Mary Lou Fall – Topography

©2020 Mary Lou Fall

©2020 Mary Lou Fall – Rose On A Fence

 

After The Dust Settles

Well, last weekend was Artistry in Fashion at Canada College in Redwood City, CA.  My first installation of sticks-a-gogo Art Cloth was well-received.   One person said, “Your booth is really fresh and original.”  Another mentioned, “Your work is original, and believe me, I’ve seen a lot.” I wasn’t sure “people would get me” and what I was trying to express until Sandra Betzina, said, ” You’re on to something, keep it up.”  I don’t usually like to name drop, but in this case…Why not!

Mary Lou Sandra Betzina
Mary Lou and Sandra Betzina at Artistry in Fashion, Redwood City, CA©2019

Here are the first of my new collection:

Foggy Morning Commute
Foggy Morning Commute ©Mary Lou Fall 2019

 

Sunset Behind The Mountain
Sunset Behind A Mountain ©Mary Lou Fall

 

Morning Commute #2
Morning Commute ©Mary Lou Fall

 

Leather and Knit Woven Stitches
Weaving With Polka Dots ©Mary Lou Fall

 

Color Etching
Color Etching ©Mary Lou Fall

Sticks-a-gogo Art Cloth is exploring other avenues for fabric substrates.  Leather may be added to the collection.  How exciting! I’ll keep you posted, or follow sticks-a-gogo on Instagram.