Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Faux-Stained Glass XXVIII

(Above: Stained Glass XXVIII, detail of top. Framed: 64" x 24". Polyester stretch velvet collage with metallic foiling, previously painted heat activated adhesive and chiffon scarves on recycled black acrylic felt. Free motion machine embroidery and melting. Click on image to enlarge.)

It's been several months since sticking my soldering iron through layers of polyester. So, I turned my attention that way and came up with this new "faux stained glass" fiber piece. I love making them. This series and my "In Box" series (from which the "stained glass" is derived) are carried by the Grovewood Gallery in Asheville. I've also been asked to show a few in a Christmas exhibit in Greensboro, NC. I'm excited. Plus, I'm submitting for a show in Fredericksburg, VA ... called "Fiber Architecture: Buildings in Stitches". Keep your fingers crossed for me!

(Above: Stained Glass XXVIII, full view. Click on image to enlarge.)

(Above: Stained Glass XXVIII, detail of middle section. Click on image to enlarge.)

(Above: Stained Glass XXVIII, detail of bottom. Click on image to enlarge.)

Plus ... one more thing! This is a pile of old photos that I was able to rescue for artistic purposes. They came from a better children's clothing shop that had been in business for 40 years but recently shut its doors. I have a great idea for these ... a part of a future installation focusing on the loss of childhood dreams.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful work Susan. Everything is so intricate, giving the viewer more than the eye can behold. I'm a fascinated fan of your technique. Now watchagoingtodo with all those photos'?

treasurefield said...

I wish I could do that! It's soooo beautiful!!
~alisa R.

lynda Howells said...

lucky you having all those old photo's..very jealous my friend!Hax Your work is just amazing Susan. How could any one NOT except your work into their exhibition!!! but l will have my fingers and toes crossed for youxx lynda

Lynn said...

Your stained glass like wall hangings are so amazing I never tire of looking at them. Congrats on all the new shows!!!
And your new IDEA for the children's photos. I know it will be awesome.

lindacreates said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Your work is stunning and they will be fortunate to have your work in their shows. Thank you for sharing.