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 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.)


Unknown said...

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

Chris 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.

Unknown 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.