Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Thread Lines 4 -- hand stitching extravaganza
If you love hand stitching you'd be really pleased with this work at Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft.
Imagine a very long wall with a very long meandering outline drawing (probably a phototransfer from an original ink drawing) of assorted fruits and vegetables, maybe two feet tall at its edges.
Apparently Bengoa began this work a dozen years ago, exhibiting it first in Australia, and has been adding to it ever since, hence the "(so far)" in the title. The stitching is so perfect it's almost mechanical, but you can see and admire the artist's hand.
I'll let you drool over a bunch of detail shots. Notice how carefully the colors shade in hue and value, one row of stitches at a time.