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.
Posted by Susan Lenz at 1:26 PM