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Monochrome Challenge- Aubergine by Cindy Brendzel

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au·ber·gine (noun) The purple egg-shaped fruit of a tropical Old World plant, eaten as a vegetable; an eggplant; of the nightshade family. Believed to have originated in India, where it is called brinjal.

My color for the Monochrome challenge is blue-violet. I enjoyed working on this piece. First of all, blue-violet or purple is one of my favorite colors. Also, I think the second color, I call it ‘acid green’, makes a great contrast.

The fabric I chose for the eggplants is crushed velvet with a nap that appears to change color as the viewer moves. The wonky border strips are different values of the same blue-violet color. The acid green in the center is commercial cotton, and the fabric for the stems of the eggplants is hand-dyed.

I added in wonkly blocks of blue-violet behind the eggplant shapes and in the border strips, and finished the piece with machine stitching in various shades of blue violet.

The piece measures 24 X 32 inches.

Cindy Brendzel

Overland Park, Kansas, USA

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