Tuesday 12 March 2013

A thread that runs through

I finished the above work a few days ago. It was started about 3 weeks ago and I showed the beginning of it in a previous blog. I had intended to submit it to American artist Lesley Riley for consideration to include in a book she is putting together of artworks inspired by quotations but there wasn't time to finish it by her submission deadline. The quote it is based on, which Lesley supplied me, was by Georgia O'Keeffe "The painting is like a thread that runs through all the reasons for all the other things that make one's life"

My digital camera has been broken so I haven't been able to take any pictures to show the process of how the layers of paint, textile and embroidery were built up. The finished stretched work measures 55cm x 90cm. Below is a close up detail