“Heaven & Earth” from Gaudí to Palau Güell – Gaudi Palau Guell Silk Scarf
The inspiration for this scarf design came to me after having made the first Gaudí-inspired mosaic print silk scarf, “Ceramic Burst”. I wanted to make a scarf trilogy devoted to Palau Güell and envisioned creating a design to contrast the blueish tones of the “Ceramic Burst” scarf, an image of faded colors and translucent geometry formed by a magma of colors; ocher, toasted, reddish and yellowish extending on a greenish gray.
While the “Ceramic Burst” design features small, colored shapes, dancing on a structure drawn in pencil and expanding from the center to the periphery… “Heaven & Earth” is comprised of a cloud of color where the transition of one color to another takes places gradually. Two overlapping expressions; one, a broken explosion, the other, a volcanic eruption of magma.
A personal vision of the Gaudi Palau Guell Silk Scarf – Heaven & Earth
When visiting Palau Güell, you should go up to the attic to appreciate, in their full dimension, the stained glass windows that Gaudí designed for the central lantern. They are of a simple design, reminiscent of the delicate, soft colors that blend with the foggy landscape. Giving the windows a kaleidoscopic dimension that changes depending on the observer and the time of the day.
During my time as a student of fine arts, I had many years of experience in stained glass design. While working with a company that specialized in religious interior spaces. I applied the technique I learned there to this design. First sprinkling the colors on paper with plenty of water and later shadowing and mixing them to connect and create fuzzy areas and watercolors. Encounters between colors from which new colors are born.
The next step, is to place a tracing paper over the painting. Drawing a network on it in pencil, following the colors, using the “cutting leaded glass” technique.
The result is as follows:
Finally, once I have the basis of the composition in place I start working on it on the computer. Afterwards I finally send it to the digital printing workshop. Once sewn by hand, we have the scarf ready to ship to Palau Güell’s store.
Official and exclusive Palau Güell product.
If you want to check how we created the “Ceramic Burst” Gaudi Palau Guell Silk Scarf, take a look on this post: