|Silk Mill #1|
The mill was built in 1899 and was a working silk mill, and later a garment factory, until the 1970s when it was abandoned. It became a rather spectacular ruin, open to the elements and with vegetation growing throughout it. I took a lot of pictures of it just before it underwent renovation that transformed a portion of it into a tourist destination, The Turkey Hill Experience. I posted them earlier here and here.
|Silk Mill #1, Detail 1|
|Silk Mill #1, Detail 2|
Long term readers, and those who followed the links back, will noticed that years have passed since I first embarked on this project; further proof, as if it were needed, that art-making is not always a linear progression. I’ve been mulling over these images, off and on, while I completed my Watt & Shand works, and began the Flora and Fauna series, and worked on various botanical art quilts that demanded my time and attention for various reasons. But at last the time is right for this one to become further realized, and I am enjoying it very much.