Rob & Jame's update:
Jame and I had a great planning conversation which helped me to make additional progress on the large embroidery in process for The Bridge. As we’ve discussed in previous blog posts, when cities make the decision to switch to more turtle friendly lighting, this truly changes the color palette of light emitted by buildings along the coast. Before I began adding colors to the streetlights and sky, Jame and I brainstormed the color palette for the city before the switch to turtle friendly lighting, and after. We decided that before the switch, the sky should have more ambient light, and that the colors should lean toward white with a blue-ish tint. After the switch to turtle friendly lighting, we noticed from field photos that the palette shifted to including yellow, orange, amber and red.
Here’s the embroidery progress so far. The outline of each building is done, as well as the text for our collaboration’s theme. Now for the night sky. As you can see, I’m working from the right, and starting with the turtle friendly lighting.
And a close-up detail of the night sky. If you look close, you’ll see that I wove one or two red pieces of thread into the orange thread. This is a nice technique for blending threads, and making new color combinations in an embroidery piece.