Monday, December 3, 2007

Little Wallhanging "MACROCOSMOS"

The piece "MACROCOSMOS" is about 20x30 cm (approx. 8 x 11"). It loves to shine in the bright light. It needs light.

It is made of a piece of kimono-silk which is the basis of the whole composition, silk-mousseline and china-silk, thick silk-yarn scraps, linnen and metallic thread, scrim, fabric paint and glass beads.











20 comments:

sukipoet said...

As all your things are, this is incredibly gorgeous. I imagine you sewing on all those little beads. I love seeing the way the threads are looped from one piece of cloth to the other. Kimono silk. sounds so lovely. Did you buy a kimono and cut it up or find scraps somewhere.

I see the door to La Reine Margot's house is open now. I will have to look him/her up. Never heard of this person.

Take care. Suki

ANDREA said...

Hi Suki, I bought little cuts of old japanes kimonos once in Germany, from a women who buys them in Japan (too expensive but who cares) and they have been lying around in a drawer for a while now. Once of these pieces ended up in the MACROCOSMOS. You can't see it anymore because it is at the bottom of many layers. But I like the idea that something someone made in Japan a long time ago with craftsmenship and talent is part of this wallhanging now. I'm honouring it:)

sukipoet said...

that is so wonderful andrea. I love that idea too, there but unseen the history of cloth. I looked up Queen Margot. Very interesting. I will try to get the film made of her life. thanks.

fifiquilter said...

This is so lovelly - the textures are 'croquant' - how long did you spend making this piece? I love the combination of French knots and beads.
By the way, my i.d. is a combination of my nickname and what I do:) I'm a quilter, knitter, stitcher and linguist (you notice that linguist comes after all the textile things!).

Natalya said...

so beautiful, and I love all you detail shots.. such great texture!

Annica said...

Gorgeous! I love all the details and the close-ups!

Emmy said...

I love this piece the colors are so beautiful very fine work

Cris in Oregon said...

I too love this piece. I love the colors and the work you put into it. and it is nice to homor history.
Thanks for sharing

Cris in Oregon said...

Well I have no clue what HOMOR IS.. but it is nice to HONOR History. geesh. lol

ANDREA said...

Thank you all for your nice comments, I must say that they are so motivating because working alone here in my studio I don't have much feedback on the development of the things I work on. So I appreciate you comments, they keep me going.
I think I spent approx. 6 hours on this piece, but not in a row. Things always have to wait a bit in between two steps, lying under the bed or in the closet:)
Have a nice evening!

Elizabeth said...

Hello! It has been fun to catch up with all of the posts I have missed commenting on... such beautiful work, exquisite. I have your blog 'delivered to my door' (well, my in-box) everyday, so I have not missed out when away from blogland. Enjoying all your creations.

Happy Muppet Christmas too ;-)

Anonymous said...

Oh Andrea - I can just see this hanging where the outside light can hit it and throwing off little sparkles - real candy for the eyes! It's so lovely!
TammyV

sandra wyman said...

Love the layering, the texture, stitching and the way it throws back light. Wonderful, Andrea!

Lynn said...

Absolutely beatiful details.
Love all the beads, threads, embroidery, yarns, colors of paint on silk etc. What a beauty you have created here Andrea! Wow.

Christine DeCamp said...

Such fine work! Love it!
Christine

Micki said...

Gorgeous piece. Love all the details you put in it. Am looking forward to seeing more of the earring mask.

Debbi Baker said...

Your work is incredible Andrea - all that intricate detail and stitching, it is very awe-inspiring. I love the way you incorporate drawing into your day - it is such a great way for us to see a slice of your life! The negative space drawings are very sweet and I can really imagine how addictive they would be. Great to hear about your purse - much better than losing everything.

Patti said...

The detail is so beautiful.

Jacquelines blog said...

Hi Andrea, I am just catching up with you're blog. This Macrocosmos is gorgeous!!

Into the Blystic said...

this wallhanging is gorgeous!!! also enjoying seeing your sketches and how they manifest in your work!