The Creative Crafts Council will be having their Biennial Auction, to privide funds for mounting Biennial Juried Exhibitions, on June 25, 2010 at the Strathmore Mansion in north Bethesda. I decided to donate this embroidered art work titled A Quirky Attraction.
It is 16 by 17 inches and is stretched over a wood frame.
A statement I wrote describing this piece follows:
Is a butterfly attracted to the color or the flower? The orange glass bottle in a flower strewn field is the attraction for this butterfly.
This small embroidery is part of a series where I am influenced by the natural world, yet live in a world of manufactured items. I see that orange bottle every day and love the way the colors change with each hour. Parts of this panel consist of lace as well as solid embroidery. I often have to include a hand even if a ghostly one. My work continues to contain realism but not a complete landscape. This is more of a surrealistic approach where I enjoy justaposing unrelated images in my own view of a landscape, often to give the viewer something that surprises.