Friday, 11 November 2016

October's Fragile Beauty

My fellow Cyber Fibre friend reminded me that I have a piece in a Fibre Art Network Show in La Conner, Washington, US.  October 5 - December 30, 2016

Ekphrastic  usually refers to a literary response to a work of art.  In this case the artists are responding to the poetry.  See the FAN link below to find out more.

The poem OCTOBER by Jennifer Still was lovely.  Unfortunately I can't post it here due to copyright.

My interpretation of her poem is based upon a window frame view of time's passage and feminine beauty's mortality.  The viewer dreams on as sun sets on rose's dying youth and beauty.  The read thread haunts, vibrates, and energizes.  Insect carry on, completing their life's work.  Cycles of nature, seasons of the soul.

Techniques:  The rich sculpted surface of this wholecloth piece was stitched in a vibrant red thread followed by acrylic paint.  

Here is the link to La Conner, Washington Quilt and Textile Museum if you want to have a look.  

And here is the link to Fibre Art Network:

Here is a detail: