I started this work to have something that wasn't too big to do while taking a break from a large piece of machine-embroidered, Group of Seven piece for an up-coming show … something for no other reason than to 'play' with.
My attempt at the abstract turned out to look somewhat representational after all … they look like neolithic tombs of ancient Great Britain, to me. I am fasciated by anything this ancient and have done some reading on them while doing genealogy research.
Neolithic means; 'Neolithic is derived from two Greek words that, when placed together, mean New (Neo) Stone (Lithos) Age.
… so, it wasn't hard to name these 2 pieces 'New Stone 1 & New Stone 2 … simple.
My window threw a shadow … yeah ! sun !… so photos aren't the best.
These pieces are approx. 13"x15" (38cmx33cm) each - common brown paper, newsprint, watercolour paper, fabric, novelty threads, sewing thread
I will stretch them over frames next week.
|New Stone 1|
|New Stone 2|
New Stone 2 has a machine quilted background and the spiral on top was added by filling a bobbin with this bulky thread and straight stitched from the back of the piece (piece turned over, stitched by machine from the back).