Thoughts on a path

"If the path be beautiful, let us not ask where it leads." ~ Anatole France

thoughts on line

"i should never underestimate the power of line, straight or otherwise" ~ Barbara

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"Great things are done by a series of small things brought together" ~ Vincent van Gogh

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Unravelled - ready

Hello again, and I hope all is well ... I have been working busily on this piece "unravelled" which will be part of the Brott Music Festival here in Ontario, and one of the featured composers is Ravel.

So, inspired by Bolero ... this is what came about.

It was thought that he suffered from Alzheimer's or some form of frontal dementia and late in his life offered himself for experimental surgery to try to help ~ he died not too long after that.

It seems that things can become unravelled and confused at times ...

This is vintage fabrics and sheers, nylon netting and cotton 12w quilting threads - hand stitched.


suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Barbara
How are you going?
This stitching is looking really beautiful and has quite a puffy look to it. Do you have a deadline for this?
Hugs, Suzy

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Katie said...

This is really interesting and the stitching is so nice.

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Tammie Lee said...

Bolero's story sounds so sad to me...
at least his end does.

still if find it wonderful that you found inspiration in him. a beautiful thing. and your art is lovely in all it's details. awesome that this will be part of a music festival.

all is well, slow spring and me unfolding.... I also hope all is well in your world.

eimear brennan said...

gorgeous, I adore the line that you create....i just noticed on your "about" your love of printmaking. I studied fine art print in may be part responsible to how much I love line in artwork...used to do alot of etchings!