Thursday, November 6, 2008

Work in Progress and The Day of Reckoning

Finished drilling holes on a new wall piece. Hopefully I will get it all embroidered in the next week or so. In this piece I am using the embroidery more as a drawing tool than I have before...instead of just a decorative element. The two figures are connected by a chain. In some of my work I use the chain metaphorically...kind of an allusion to humanity. Each of us are links in a chain, connected to others around us whether we are aware of those connections or not. I think in my next pieces I will take the embroidery even a step further with the figures and not just have them be in silhouette. I will use the stitching to draw in some features, or maybe outline clothing. We will see. Oh yeah, and my 15 hour review (the day of reckoning:) is tomorrow. Wish me luck. I decided that if my committee hates these platter pieces, then I can always use the rest of the ones I have collected to just serve the food on at my opening reception for my thesis show (that is if I EVER get there!)

5 comments:

Larry and Karri said...

Good luck on the review! It looks like all that drilling is a ton of work, but I'm sure it will look good in the end like all your other pieces. Too bad they don't have machines that embroider metal like they do with cloth at the fabric store. :)

Sara said...

Best of Luck!

If they don't like platters, you can threaten to use them as lethal frisbies and chuck them at their dumb heads.

Kristin said...

Good luck tomorrow, I know you'll wow them. Let me know how it goes :-)

sophie (duckduckgoosestuff) said...

I find it really hard to believe that they won't like them; the mix of the aesthetic and the philosophy (not to mention the skill) is pretty perfect.
I love your academic work.

Debbie said...

I feel your new artwork defines you as an individual, thank you for sharing that with me.