For centuries women have used cloth as a tool of comfort and as an expression of beauty within their homes. Creating cloth for warmth, cloth for shelter, our female predecessors embellished these linens with hand stitch using laborious and time consuming techniques thereby enhancing the functional beauty of objects which enveloped and protected their families. Inspired by these women I hope my creations pay tribute to and recognise the devotion expressed in cloth by our female ancestors .







''the use of traditional often time consuming process alludes to the devotion of a mother''. c K. A. Ruane 2007







Friday, March 16, 2012

self....




Hi!! Yes this is me....an exercise from Art ten years ago......have your picture taken, scan it, print it, develop it in a way of your choosing   and here we have it. This is what I was talking about yesterday...I didn't think it was video worthy as it's only one page so you have pictures instead.......and actually, I'm not being brave because I like it...so I have ten more years of living etched on my face now but in my head I still look like this and that's what counts.



9 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What an interesting exercise

deanna7trees said...

love that stitched hair. this looks like it was a great exercise.

barbara l. hale said...

Wow! Amazing piece!

Tammie Lee said...

wonderfully interesting piece Karen. So fun to see the many facets of what you have done.

Rachel said...

Isn't it strange to look back on work from all the time ago, and remember what directed the work, and wonder what you would do with the same brief now..

Elizabeth said...

Too bad you are not brave enough because it looks so interesting.

Enjoy your weekend.

stitchinglife said...

The kind of exercise that would strike terror into my heart. Whenever we had to do self portraits at art college I did them hiding behind a very large cheeseplant. I really like the combination of drawn and stitched lines.

Peggy Holt said...

Looking back at our early work helps us see how far we have come.

Thank you for sharing this little time capsule.

Magpie's Mumblings said...

I can definitely see the beginning of where you are now in this.