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from midnight to first light

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Introduction

This wall hanging, 'From Midnight to First Light', by Prudence Mapstone on a first glance appears to look like coral on a sea bed or giant flowers on tiny fields. If this piece was a garment you could expect it to be a soft and cosy woolly jumper. Made up of harmonic and contrasting colours of purples, blues, greens and oranges, with the purples and blues harmonising one and other while contrasting the harmonising greens and oranges. ...read more.

Middle

The orange tones give a sense of warmth and welcoming as do the greens, whereas the blue and purple tones give a sense of doom and gloom as if to say that the previous days occurrences are in the past and that the beginning of the new day brings with it the prospect of happiness. The orange tones are busy giving the impression that the sun is rising, whereas the green and blue tones are quieter and give the impression that they are being eaten up by the sun. ...read more.

Conclusion

The 'flowers' appear to be in different stages of opening, ranging from tightly closed buds to fully flourishing opened flowers showcasing there intricately detailed petals. The materials used in this piece are wool, mohair, cotton and lurex, but from looking at the piece you would not instantly know that not all of these materials are being used. You can tell that the wool and mohair are being used from the outset, whereas you need to look deeper and into more detail to see that the cotton and latex are being used. I know that these materials are present because of the information given on the sheet provided. ...read more.

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