Thursday, October 08, 2009
Two More Miniature Grave Rubbing Quilts....One Needs a Title!
(Above: Grave Rubbing Art Quilt. 11 1/4" x 17". Crayon on silk collaged with vintage doily and recycled materials. Hand and free motion embroidery. THIS ONE NEEDS A TITLE! Click on image to enlarge.)
These are the two additional, miniature Grave Rubbing Art Quilts that I did the hand stitching on while traveling. The free motion machine embroidery, buttons, and backing were created once I returned home. For both I used some of the buttons purchased abroad. One is called Skull and Crossbones (which is a bid more morbid than I intended but seems "right"). The other one is "nameless". I know the image looks like "The Angel of Death" but I'd like to entertain some other name.
These art quilts, the hanging chiffon banners of epitaphs, and the Angel in Mourning Series (works on paper) aren't really about DEATH. They are meant to focus on the passing of time, our human desire to leave a mark on earth, and our connection to those who came before us as well as those who will come afterward. This series is meant to investigate the concept of memory, of life, and the time we each have left. I hope the work triggers ideas for more fully engaging every precious day. So....I need some other title for this piece....please help!
(Above: Reverse of the "untitled" Grave Rubbing Series Art Quilt. Click on image to enlarge.)
(Above: Skull and Crossbones, Grave Rubbing Art Quilt Series. 13" x 13 1/2". Crayon on silk collaged with doily and severely light-damaged, recycled fabric; buttons, hand and free-motion machine embroidery. Click on image to enlarge.)
(Above: Skull and Crossbones, reverse. Click on image to enlarge.)
Posted by Susan Lenz at 12:08 PM