|"Walk Softly..." 12" X 12" (c) LA Paylor 2014|
I just finished the STAT project... for last month! Our focus artist was Jacob Lawrence, and you'll have to google him to see images of his artwork.
My poodle has found an enormous tree limb, taken up the battle against injustice in his world: Bad food, leashes, rules about furniture, and lack of autonomy.
My group is called STAT and you can see a few of my other pieces under that label click here!
The group studies a different artist and makes a textile piece inspired by said artist, with an emphasis on textures.
The tree is from a Rennaisance vest I made dh. It is wonderfully shiny textured and fun to manipulate. You'll notice how I sort of pushed it into mounds while stitching. I couched a hairy yarn over the bark.
All stitching was done in the quilting stage. I felt Jacob L's words would have been roughly cut, so that's what I did, and I wanted the viewer to fill in the blanks (carry a big stick) of the quote by T. Roosevelt.
As a pup, Cole was president of the stick relocation team in our neighborhood. He attempted many a limb, because he always felt you should reach for the stars and he has a healthy ego.
Our next artist is Edward Hopper and due in two weeks. Wish me luck! LeeAnna