Thursday, September 06, 2007

Elements in Blue



(Above is Elements in Blue: Ankh)

First and foremost, thank you again to everyone who made a comment on my last entry. Comments left there and in my email's "in box" simply brightened my day. Hopefully, I will meet this weaver and we will become friends. After all, the world of fiber art is too small to hold on to negative energy.

Second, these three images are now in frames...recycled ones from my "Elements of Architecture Series". They were made the same way too...heat transfer painted polyester; hand stitching using most heavy, bulk yarns; and free-motion machine embroidered using a sheer chiffon scarf to prevent the sewing machine's foot from become tangled in the handwork. I did all the hand embroidery in the car, to and from my parent's home in Pennsylvania. I've got one more design ready to go...and a trip to Atlanta this Saturday during which to do the work!

These pieces will become part of next summer's Blues Chapel exhibition at the Pickens County Museum. Two use Egyptian symbols (ankh and Horus' eye)...which have been adopted by many African Americans as motifs to express their heritage. (Personally, I also just love hieroglyphics.) The other blends an African cross design with the logo to the AME Church.

I've also just acquired a heavy wrought iron sewing machine stand from about 1890-1910 to be turned into a kneeler for the yet-to-be-created "Blues Bible".



(Above is Elements in Blue: Horus' Eye.)



(Above is Elements in Blue: AME.)

8 comments:

Nikki said...

I love the color and the detail.

katelnorth said...

These pieces are wonderful, Susan - I love that they are so rich & have so much depth while still being simply (if that's the word) blue.

Sue B said...

Gorgeous! These pieces are just fabulous Susan.

Micki said...

Wonderful pieces, Susan.

Jacquelines blog said...

These are gorgeous!!! I like the different shades of blue. The second one is my favourite!!

Emmy said...

I just love blue and the pieces you made are so wonderful and I thank you for the nice comments on my blog
warm regards Emmy

Diane said...

Your work is amazing. The detail you achieve in such a small space is incredible. It shows great imagination and skill. Keep up the good work. I hope to see more of your work in the future.

Dianne said...

WOW!!! These are all just amazing!!