Monday, March 30, 2009

Josef Albers in Wool

The embroidery ist going on. I started it months ago. The size is 7x8,3". It will not be perfectly alike, but similar enough, I hope.
It could be an amusing game to find the differences.


I have always thought it is kitsch to reproduce a painting by embroidery. What do you think?

Spring is coming, and my husband and I put the oleander into a new pot, not a clay pot which tends to dry out, but a plastic one. Last year, there was a splendor of blossoms. Wait and see what the oleander will be up to this year.

9 comments:

Judy said...

That is going to be beautiful Eva! What size is your canvas?
I love Oleander. When we lived in Florida, we had it growing in our garden, but here in Georgia we would have to pot it as well.

xo

ger said...

...das wäre ja auch schade, wenn es 1 zu 1 herauskäme... ein Muster, das an Zeiten erinnert, als Technik + Rationalisierung noch verheißungsvoll schienen...

ArtSparker said...

Maybe an embroidery of the oleander is in the future...

jude said...

joseph albers...what about annie albers...i am off to find that book....and by the way i approve. planting will happen her soon enough.

debg said...

Doesn't matter if it's kitsch if you like it! And actually, no it's not kitsch.

Oleander isn't something that is grown where I live. Sure looks pretty.

Diane said...

YOu're doing a beautiful job and I dont think it's kitsch at all.

Gerry said...

Oleanders grow every well in the southwest of the US. I've lived in the deserts of California and Arizona where Oleaners grew to ten - twelve feet high . . . and, oh, the fragrance.
I live in the mid-west now and, alas, no oleanders. But, If I close my eyes now - - - ahhhh
However the draw back is that their roots are invasive. Invasive to plumbing drain pipes. The cost to replace drain pipe is, well, pricey.
Thanks for bringing this oleander moment to my day.
I enjoy your blog very much. I see that you change your profile photo often. ;-D

Eva said...

Yes, we found a bunch of roots coming out of the pot bottom, obviously in search of more water. I read about a family who call their oleander "Mr Drinkalot".

Morna said...

Not kitsch, but I understand the hesitancy. I have always wanted to do something klimt-ish because of all those little circles and squares reminding me of my penny rugs and my "pieces of dreams" series. But I've not done it - seems like too much of a challenge to get it "right" - to not be kitsch, I guess. Maybe one day, I'll give it a try.