Wish You Were Here
42 x 44 inches
variety of fabrics, raw edge sewn, embroquilting, buttons
Two of the elements of the photograph that appealed to me were the windows and the texture. I decided to explore/experiment with those in the comstruction of this piece. I'm not crazy about a neutral color scheme even though in my head I always think I would like to work on one. But, what I did enjoy was playing with the fabrics in their original states. I did as little as possible to change them when I added them to the composition. I wanted to honor the journey these fabrics had taken to get to this point. There actually are some fabrics in here that I have had for a very long time -- waiting for their 15 minutes of fame.
Once I got to the end of the work, I began to think that this piece needs to continue as a handwork project with more textures developed. Whether that happens or not, I don't know but I don't feel like it is completely done yet. It does follow in the footsteps of other pieces I have posted for this challenge and it gave me another opportunity to experiment with quilting on the embroidery machine.