Sunday, February 01, 2009

New Work!


(Above: Grave Rubbing Quilt Series: Darling Sons. Rubbings created with crayon on silk; Appliqued onto vintage linens with crocheted edges. Hand and free-motion machine embroidery. Click on image to enlarge.)

(Above and below: Details from Grave Rubbing Quilt Series: Darling Sons. Click on image to enlarge. Words include: Died in infancy; Blessed; Gentle; Our Darling Sons; Died; Son 1895; Young; Eldest Son; Suffer little children to come unto me; I take this little lamb said he, And lay it in my breast, Protection it shall find in me, In Me be ever blest; and Safe in the Arms of Jesus.)

(Above and below: Details from Grave Rubbing Quilt Series: Darling Sons. Click on image to enlarge.)


I'm almost back to normal...whatever that state of existence is! CYBER FYBER 2 is in the future and new, personal work is being completed. Stitch after stitch I plan for a future, think about potential installations, and dig deep into my hidden ideas in search for excellence.

The grave rubbings I made in Maine are currently my focus for both hand and free-motion machine embroidery. The trip to Savannah and its Bonaventure Cemetery are fueling each running stitch....like the kantha clothes in Indian, I feel a sense of memory, softness, and personal investment. I've started two more pieces in this series too!


(Above: Reverse of Darling Sons. Vintage tablecloth. Click on image to enlarge.)

(Above: Reverse of One Less to Love on Earth. Grave Rubbing Quilt Series. Vintage embroidered guest towel and napkin. I meant to snap and post this image earlier. The post about this piece is here.)

7 comments:

Jacquelines blog said...

Beautiful work Susan, it must be really lovely to work on your own textile art again.

Chris Mundy said...

This is seriously cool stuff. I love old gravestones and I have been thinking of trying to rub onto fabric. This si pretty inspiring. I will try it in the spring.

Karen said...

wonderful! the backs are such a beauty as well.

Aussie Jo said...

I love your graveside pieces, especially the use of vintage linens. I love a visit to an Op (charity) shop, so many stories, so much history. I wonder, however, how these pieces might affect those who maybe have lost a child. Luckily we have not been in that position but I have friends and relations who have lost children at various stages through death or drugs/peer influences and I know it is devastating.

Wanda said...

You've honored something that is very personal. There is a connection between the Decisions Portraits and this series. Each addition goes right to the heart. Beautiful

Carol said...

These are really compelling, I love the texture and the neutral colour realy appeals to me and compliments to topic. The background is justlovely.

Julie said...

This is a beautiful sensitive piece. I love the backs too.