Sunday, April 15, 2012

Uncle Albert’s Reverie

For more than two years, a piece of collaged fabric that I made in Judy Coates Perez’s Mixed Media Painted Fabric class has been pinned to the design wall in my studio. Yesterday, I finally took it down and quilted it!

Here is the whole piece. I haven’t done the facing yet. It will be about 18" x 43".

The body part images are copyright-free clip art, printed on paper, and glued down on white cotton fabric with gel medium. The paints are Jacquard Textile Color (the orange and green) and Lumiere (the gold metallic).

The name comes from my great grand uncle, Dr. Albert Philson Brubaker, who was a physiology professor at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pa., in the late 1800s through the early 1900s. He wrote several books on human physiology that contain illustrations like the ones I used in this piece. 

Dr. Albert Philson Brubaker