Monday, November 17, 2008
Birds, trees, and romantic style
This is what happens when I think of creating something modern. It looks like a 19th century lithograph-illustrated book on tropical fauna. Okay, I'll surrender, I won't keep trying to create a hommage to the classics of modern painting.
The Birds in their brown and red tree are finished. Now I'm thinking about how to use it, as a cushion top?
I'll definitely not frame it and hang it on the wall. If I need a picture, I paint it. I wrote something like "form follows function" in a Germany forum of embroiderers; I guess the community were not amused. I didn't mean to make them angry, just thought about the counted stitch pictures they keep producing and framing and then posting to each other: how cute! and I think to myself, how square is this? Well, how square is what I am doing?
Okay, lets do it a little more square.
I have to say that I'm not a quilter at all, though I have always admired this art. Probably I never had the patience to work precisely, so I just don't have the courage to try a quilting project. But now I had to in order to use this embroidered piece. I found some beautiful indonesian print cloth I wore to pieces, and some printed vintage viscose with a generous flower print, and I used this to frame the embroidery. There are tiny golden stars on part of the background, not finished yet.
The birch is covered with golden sparkles before the dark clouds.