Monday, January 05, 2015

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“You might as well ask an artist to explain his art, or ask a poet to explain his poem. 
It defeats the purpose. The meaning is only clear thorough the search.” 

what can I say...

Today's feature subject is textile taxidermy!  Jump on this one!

These amazing deer were done by Frederique Morell who says of her work,
" Between the loss of my grand mother's Tapestry ‘Hunting scene’ and my regular visits to garage sales continually presenting disused goods scraped by consumer society, these neglected tapestries, seen and re-seen along these journeys, suddenly appeared to me as the idealized transference of my own visionary."  
 How wonderful are these!  How much do I covet one?  (Does this count as 'Lust' in my quest for a few more deadly sins?  Keep reading...

Here is a very cool chart on the seven deadly sins, a subject I plan on dealing with in a quilt someday, just need to accomplish a few more of them before I can speak with authority (!)

I found this new textile artist the other day by accident, a Happy Accident as Bob Ross would call it!
Check her website for all sorts of other amazing animal depictions, but of course I picked the Squirrel to show!  

Donya Coward is a young UK ’Textile Taxidermist’ which means that her artwork is about preserving the craftsmanship of  Antique laces, embroideries and haberdashery  as much as it is about the animal imagery.  And that does the squirrel AND the artist departments for the day!  A twofer.

There.  Does that count as being LOST and now I'm FOUND?  

1 comment :

Deanna said...

Love the 7 deadly sins - has to go on Facebook. Textile taxidermy is also awesome.