Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Spring


I went off on the track of springs, which led to thinking about votive offerings. From this developed the thought of fertility symbols.  So here it is.  The image is of an artefact in the museum in Como.  To this I have added votive spring flower labels, the centres are small hand made beads, my offerings to the Spring. The ribbons add extra imagery of flowers and blossom.  All the layers are stitched through with perle thread in running stitch.

So, Spring and springs of living water.

5 comments:

  1. What an unusual angle on the subject.I love the labels.

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  2. What a fascinating take on the theme. I like the thinking behind it and the simple kantha like quilting. Is the image painted or printed on fabric?

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  3. A fascinating take on the theme.

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  4. The image is printed on a separate piece of cloth and overlayed.

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