Tuesday, 28 October 2014
TEARS OF FEAR
This work is a reaction to the suffering the towns, villages and inhabitants of the Middle East have been enduring in recent months. It would have been too much of a cliche to portray actual destruction and instead, I have taken an abstract approach. I have tried to show a chaotic and broken situation by combining bits of fences, broken windows etc.in an impression of general mayhem.
The eyes observe the destruction and the strands show tears of fear as indicated by the teardrop shapes. I have left lines of thread dangling down deliberately to add to the chaos. Whether this works or not, I leave you to judge.
I have used a collage from my own photographs and free machine stitchery on a photo transfer background.