Friday, 15 March 2013

Homage a' Matisse

I have a very busy week ahead organising my work for The Fashion, Embroidery,Stitch show at the NEC in Birmingham which opens Thursday next week!
One of my textiles I will be displaying is Homage a' Matisse which stands 8ft tall and took me around two years to complete. ( featured in the March issue of Embroidery Magazine)
The piece is developed from studying the rhythms in the work of the French artist Henri Matisse.
I observed the musicality in the way in which he placed colours and shapes, I took particular interest in his paper collages, "The Snail" and "The Kings Sadness", I combined these themes with my own painting which then led to this work.
Throughout the piece I have layered different threads in machine and hand stitching, emphasising areas of the work which became three dimensional.
I then manipulated those areas further by stitching the work on to a large blank canvas.

On Wednesday I will be transporting ( hope everything fits in the van)! and hanging all my pieces.
I will also be running free one hour workshops at the show everyday, places are limited to ten and need to be booked on the day of the show.
Hope to see you there!



Marta Brysha said...

Wow, Michala this is just gorgeous. I think it is a sensitive and fitting homage. Just lovely.


Your work is always is inspiring and creative and beautiful. Best Wishes at the show. Hugs Judy

Valerianna said...

Wow, that's HUGE- and beautiful! Good luck with everything!

Heloise said...

Beautiful work. Every success for the show.

Anonymous said...

Michaela, so beautiful. You are so gifted and it is always a pleasure to visit you blog and see your new work. Have a nice Sunday, Inge

Carmen said...

Beautiful piece!

Iceni UK said...

Wishing you success at the show, your work is so beautiful.
Many congratulations on having your embroideries featured in the book by Sophie Long RSN 'Mastering the Art of Embroidery'
Isabell x

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Tiaz Taylor said...

Fantastic colour and details. :)