No Bowl Required
Hand-dyed and hand-painted cotton, organza, screened, stencil,
Gelli Plate monotype, stencil and fused
Comfort = food = pizza & ice cream? No. Just ice cream! These were my first thoughts when I heard the theme for our November reveal. Once I decided that I would focus on ice cream I began to think about my personal history and realized that it probably began with Howard Johnson's and their "28 Famous Flavors". I "inherited" a collection of matchbook covers that I used as my inspiration to screen the tone-on-tone design on the background. The original Simple Simon logo was designed by John Eagles Alcott. My color choice of turquoise blue and orange is another way of paying tribute to this iconic American business.
On the way to my studio one day I happened to look at a wall which is covered with framed art and memorabilia and saw the crayon drawing of a cow that I made as a first grader. I then thought what fun it would be to incorporate my cow image on the carton of my imaginary ice cream container. So "Udder-ly Delicious" brand of ice cream was "born"! Once the carton was constructed and positioned on top of the background saw that there was too much negative space at the top. I did not want anything that would overpower the container ( and very special cow! ), so came up with "need I say more?" which I screened onto organza for it's transparency, and then fused. The orange swirly design on the container is a Gelli Plate monotype ghost print using a stencil that I just bought from a vendor at The International Quilt Festival in Houston.
First grade cow drawing inspiration
Howard Johnson's matchbook cover collection