More red today from Textiles in a Tube, at Riverworks Gallery in Greenville SC.
seeing this embroidery in my blog a few months ago. It was shown in Form, Not Function: Quilt Art at the Carnegie, which is my local art quilt show, and I raved about it. When I saw it among the entries for Textiles in a Tube, I had a brief ethical argument with myself about whether it was kosher for me to accept a piece that I had seen and admired so recently, and of which of course I remembered who the artist was.
Had there been multiple jurors, I might have sat back and kept my mouth shut, leaving others to accept or reject, but it's silly to recuse yourself if you're the only one there. And I didn't think it would be fair to reject a piece on the grounds that I knew it was great.
So here it is again -- a beautiful stitched piece, almost translucent, delicate up close but with a strong overlying figure that appears when you step back. The thread is fine and the stitches are myriad, their intricate patterns giving the effect of patchwork with printed fabrics.