Artist Information for Gwyned Trefethen
My fascination with value resulted in using value changes to create subtlety, sharp edges, shadow, dappled light and luminosity. Value is the first consideration when I start a new artwork. Through careful selection of fabric and thread I am able to bring emphasis to areas of an artwork while allowing other areas to recede.
Siren's Song72" x 56"   Photo by Dana B. Eagles
Leaning over the balcony of her ocean liner cabin the artist became mesmerized by the wake trailing the ship. The fluctuating patterns of swirling foam contrasting with the intense dappled greens of the sea created a Siren’s Song, begging for deeper study. Straightening up she was treated to a glorious sunset, as seductive as the ocean it was reflected in. Siren’s Song captures this experience using traditional blocks to create an abstraction of a photograph taken of the wake. Three different blocks, each playing homage to water through their names, were used. Intense free motion quilting designed to emulate foam and eddies completes the ocean illusion.
Changing of the Guard47" x 31"   Photo by Dana B. Eagles
One of the joys of rising early to walk the neighborhood is being treated to the night sky transitioning to the morning sky. There is a point when night and day hang in the balance. This is my interpretation of that precious moment.
Cohasset Sunrise82" x 59"   Photo by Dana B. Eagles
Cohasset is a small seaside town with wide vistas of the Atlantic Ocean. It is the perfect place for an early morning walk along the beach. Cohasset Sunrise celebrates the dawning of a new day when the light shifts in the sky and on the water.
Deconstructed Sunrise #359" x 39"   Photo by Dana B. Eagles
The artist’s husband inspired the Deconstructed Sunrise series, beginning with Sunrise Over Little Lake Butte des Morts. Sections of the photograph in various scales are included in each piece in the series. The objective with Deconstructed Sunrise #3 is to create a sense of movement similar to time lapsed photography as the sun rises from the horizon and takes its place in the sky for the day.