Drop of Water - Study in Thread
About this artwork
I have always loved glistening embroidery thread and all of the beautiful colours available. My mother and grandmother were both amazing seamstresses and I seem to recall that I spent my entire childhood growing up listening to the sewing machine as my mother created beautiful garments. During my training as a contemporary artist I studied units of textiles at Uni SA and Curtin University and enjoyed playing with fabric and thread, and I wanted to explore my image through the textile medium. I have used my specialist quilting machine which enables you to free-hand draw with thread. I have applied pop art principles into the artwork with sections of colour to create form. When looking closely at these pieces I am transfixed by the capture of light on the thread, the different colours, and the delicate detail.
This piece would look amazing framed and in an intimate setting. The size of the "sewn" artwork is 37cm W and 25cm H - leaving a border of paper to be framed at your preference beyond that. If you love line making with more unusual yet beautiful media this artwork is for you!
This artwork is made of specialist embroidery thread sewn onto paper and backed with muslin.