Monday, June 18, 2007

Strata VII



Strata VII is completed, mounted, photographed, and ready to go into its frame! That's five "Strata" and two "In Boxes" for the solo exhibition at Francis Marion University. I'm halfway there!

I left a few areas as "holes". Into these voids I hand stitched spider webs and also added big, bulky French knots for additional texture. I'm quite pleased with this one.

Today, I also took my book, Nails in a Coffin, 1861-1865, out from under the weights. I'm always nervous about this part of book construction...worried that I've missing some detail or that I didn't align all the stack of signatures up correctly on the end papers. Fortunately, nothing went wrong. I photographed all the pages today and will hopefully soon have a video to share.

5 comments:

Micki said...

This piece is amazing. I love all the texture in it. I would love to be able to do something similar.

Purple Missus said...

Susan, your work is stunning. Looking at it is a visual feast. I would love to have the opportunity to see it all hanging together in one place.

Annica said...

This is a wonderful piece! I wish I could see it in real life.

katelnorth said...

It's beautiful, Susan - I like the spider webs in the holes a lot, they really add something to the piece.

Jacquelines blog said...

It's gorgeous Susan, lovely texture!