Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Arizona Piece: Completed

Finally!!! The embroidery on this piece took SOOOO long! Days and days and days...
It measures 9.75" x 9.75" x .75" and is made from copper and embroidery thread. The process and ideas behind the piece are explained in the post below.
**If you click on the image above you can get a MUCH better view of the piece.**
It feels GOOD to be done! And now, I have to get to work on something BIG. I mean REALLY big. I have exciting news and will share soon:)I think my favorite part about this piece is how the etched contour lines are reminicent of tree rings. It makes me feel like the passage of time is evident in the piece, which is important to me because it is about where I grew up, the place I spent my childhood, and all the memories associated with that time and place.

I am still working on my photography skills for these larger pieces. I am so used to taking pictures of much smaller work, so these wall pieces that I have been doing lately are giving me a good challenge. Unfortunately the colors of the heat patina aren't really done justice in the photos. I will have to work on that...

6 comments:

alisa said...

wow! that is amazing! i love love love it!

Sara said...

I've been impatiently waiting for the finished product. It came out AWESOME. Now I'll impatiently wait for the next....

The Young's said...

I love it...I'm with Sara! :)

Erin T. said...

That is absolutely amazing. It makes it even more special due to the story behind it. Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent! :)

Larry and Karri said...

It looks awesome, Lynette! (of course, I would expect nothing less from your talents anyway) What a cool way of preserving a bit of your family history. :)

Art Jeweller said...

That is seriously impressive and beautiful as well.Very unique work.